The Life and Times of Andy Kaufman

Every bit of media of Andy Kaufman out there sorted into chronological order.

With Andy Kaufman, it’s important to be able to understand clips in relation to each other.  For example, in a Fridays TV Special he hosted,  he did a sketch at the end where he got into a big fight with cast over not wanting to read the lines.  Then the next week, seemingly forced by the director sitting next to him, had to give an apology.

A guy called Joe did most of the leg work in archiving the brunt of the catalogue. I created a spreadsheet where I synced up a table of television appearences from Kaufman’s wikipedia and a list of life events found on a fan site, then scoured the interwebs for any extra clips, seperated some compilations out and renamed some for clarity. There are still many tv apperances missing and dates of stand up club nights possibly recorded, but neither anywhere easily findable.

For a short table of just the video recordings click here. Plus any suggestions or fixes are super welcome.

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Childhood

  • January 17, 1949 – Born in New York City, the first son of Stanley and Janice Kaufman. Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman is raised in the affluent Long Island suburb of Great Neck and gravitates towards show business at an early age. Before he is even a year old, Andy reaches from his crib to work the controls of a nearby phonograph. “He’d stand up in his crib and keep it on all the time, just putting the needle back,” Janice remembers, “whenever it was on, he was content.”
  • 1953 – In his room at their home at 5 Robin Way, Andy begins his daily “TV” broadcasts from “Channel 5.”
  • 1954 – Attends Saddle Rock Elementary.
  • 1956 – In the living room of their red-brick split-level home at 21 Grassfield Road, Andy begins performing jokes and magic tricks for family and friends. The roots of Andy’s conceptual comedy begin at this early age. “He was very difficult in that he would never accept things at face value, ” his father, Stanley recalls. “I had some tremendous arguments with him. In trying to prove a point on a given subject where I wasn’t making any headway, I would end up saying, ‘Well, my God! Isn’t one and one two?’ And he’d look me in the eye and say, ‘Not necessarily.'”
  • 1956 – Transfers to Baker Hill Elementary.
  • 1957 – At the age of 8, Andy begins working as an entertainer at children’s parties. Andy works these shows for free, but by age fourteen begins to be paid for these performances.
  • Spring – 1959 – At a school assembly Andy sees a performance by the West African percussionist Olatunji. This inspires Andy to learn to play the congas.
  • 1960 – Andy’s lifelong fascination with Elvis Presley begins.
  • 1962 – Andy and Grandma Pearl see “Turko the Half Man” at Hubert’s Museum, a storefront freak show on Times Square.
  • Fall – 1962 – Andy attends Great Neck North Junior High School.
  • 1963 – Andy takes the “Otis Gamma” intelligence test and scores an IQ of 114.
  • 1963 – Writes a short story titled, “Treak or Trick for UNICEF.”
  • May 17, 1963 – Stanley, Andy and his brother Michael attend a wrestling match at Madison Square Garden. That night, “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers loses his World Championship to Bruno Sammartino. Awestruck by what he had just witnessed, Andy begins to dream of a career in professional wrestling.
  • October 17, 1963 – Writes “A Chosen Few – A Love Poem.”
  • October 17, 1963 – Also writes “Eidandrofields.”
  • October 21, 1963 – Completes a short poem, “The Lark.”
  • October 23, 1963 – Writes a poem, “Saint or Sinner.”
  • October 24, 1963 – Writes a poem, “Hi.”
  • October 26, 1963 – Writes a poem, “He gets illusions that his fly is always open.”
  • October 27, 1963 – Writes a poem, “What will happen if.”
  • October 29, 1963 – Writes a poem, “The Faggot.”
  • November 1, 1963 – Writes a poem, “A modern Twilight Zone.”
  • November 4, 1963 – Writes a short poem, “Escape.”
  • November 10, 1963 – Writes a poem, “How Wonderful.”
  • November 13, 1963 – Writes a poem, “The Sorrow and Gladness” or “Drip” or “Drip-Drip-Drip” or “The prompting of my heart.”
  • November 16, 1963 – Writes a poem, “Relax.”
  • November 18, 1963 – Completes a play, “The Shameless Bohemian.”
  • November 26, 1963 – Writes a poem, “Nineteen question marks.”
  • December 8, 1963 – Writes a poem, “Oh people, funny people.”
  • December 10, 1963 – Writes a poem, “The Messiah.”
  • December 16, 1963 – Writes a poem, “Tis Amusing.”
  • December 16, 1963 – Also writes the poem, “The extreme success.”(Featured at the end of the authorized Andy Kaufman biography, Lost in the Funhouse by Bill Zehme.)
  • December 26, 1963 – Writes three short poems, “Scared of the dark” “The cage” and “Leaning back in a cafe.”
  • 1964 – Writes a story titled, “Assassination.”
  • 1964 – Writes a short story titled, “The House on Cow Lane.”
  • 1964 – During 9th grade gym class, Andy impresses his classmates by being the only one to successfully do 35 chin-ups.
  • 1964 – Attends Great Neck North High School.
  • 1964 – Writes a play titled, “Captain Bikini.”
  • January 3, 1964 – Writes a short poem, “Lonely.”
  • January 5, 1964 – Completes “Bohemia-West” a musical play (comedy?).
  • January 15, 1964 – Writes a poem, “Trapping.”
  • January 19, 1964 – Writes a poem, “The sad cafe.”
  • January 25, 1964 – Writes two short poems, “Give up” and “Experiment at a train station.”
  • January 29, 1964 – Completes “The Mirror” a monologue play.
  • March 25, 1964 – Writes a short poem, “They laughed.”
  • March 31, 1964 – Writes a poem, “The intellect.”
  • April 1, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 1, 1964.”
  • April 3, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 3, 1964.”
  • April 4, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 4, 1964.”
  • April 7, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 7, 1964.”
  • April 12, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 12, 1964.”
  • April 15, 1964 – Writes a poem, “Based upon my dream last night.”
  • April 26, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 26, 1964.”
  • April 28, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 28, 1964.”
  • May 4, 1964 – Writes a poem, “May 4, 1964.”
  • May 7, 1964 – Writes a VERY short poem, “Untitled.”
  • May 16, 1964 – Writes a poem, “May 16, 1964.”
  • May 26, 1964 – Writes a poem, “May 26, 1964.”
  • June 1, 1964 – Writes a poem, “April 3, 1964.”
  • July 3, 1964 – Writes two poems, “I witnessed —- death.” and “He waits by the roller coaster.”
  • September 29, 1964 – Writes a poem, “Old women.”
  • October 1964 – Writes a poem, “Ear – Plugs.”
  • October 1, 1964 – Writes two poems, “A single pebble” and “Let’s get him or gulp.”
  • October 5, 1964 – Writes a poem, “Built a fence built.”
  • October 6, 1964 – Writes a poem, “Knock-knock.”
  • October 26, 1964 – Writes an unfinished poem, “Dear Lord.”
  • November 4-5, 1964 – Writes the epic poem, “Anatomy of a phone call.”
  • November 10, 1964 – Writes a poem, “Untitled.”
  • 1965 – At age 16 Andy completes his first novel (still unpublished) titled, “The Hollering Mangoo.” Andy becomes a rebellious beatnik and hangs out in Greenwich Village as much as possible.
  • 1965 – Writes a short story, “Untitled.”
  • January 19, 1965 – Writes a poem, “Untitled.”
  • January 21, 1965 – Writes a poem, “Untitled.”
  • March 23, 1965 – Writes a poem, “Thanks to the people who raised me right.”
  • March 26, 1965 – Writes a poem, “Untitled.”
  • April 6. 1965 – Writes a story titled, “THE POWER.”
  • May 6, 1965 – Writes a story titled, “Bambi.”
  • May 14, 1965 – Writes a story titled, “On The Road Again.” (This story was published in the Great Neck GuidePost, the Great Neck North High School student newspaper.)
  • May 19, 1965 – Writes, “Dear Aunt Matilda.”
  • May 24, 1965 – Writes a poem, “Untitled.”
  • May 26, 1965 – Writes a story titled, “The Fight.”
  • June 24, 1965 – Writes a poem, “Hamburger.”
  • July 6, 1965 – Writes a story titled, “The Roller Coaster.”
  • July 28, 1965 – Writes a story titled, “The Hill.”
  • March 11, 1966 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • April 1, 1966 – Writes a poem, “Untitled.”
  • May 6, 1966 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • May 8, 1966 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • May 12, 1966 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • May 27, 1966 – Writes a short story titled, “Final Assembly.”
  • July 15, 1966 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • July 20, 1966 – Writes a story titled, “King of The World.”
  • August 18, 1966 – Writes a story titled, “Reveille.”
  • September 7 – November 3, 1966 – Writes a story titled, “Down in the Valley.”
  • September 30, 1966 – Writes a story titled, “THE NIGHT BEFORE.”
  • October 13, 1966 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • October 17, 1966 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • October 31, 1966 – Writes a story titled, “THE LITTLE KID.”
  • 1967 – Writes a story titled, “The Rocking Chair.”
  • 1967 – Writes “A Review of ‘Yellow Submarine’ With a Twist of Lemon.”
  • June 22, 1967 – Writes a story, “Untitled.”
  • June 23, 1967 – With a C- average (70.6%), Andy graduates from Great Neck North High School, 419th in a class of 461 . Like Andy, fellow classmate Jon Avnet also chooses a show business career path. Avnet goes on to produce/direct such notable films as Risky Business and Fried Green Tomatoes. He continues to direct major motion pictures to this day. Another classmate, Louis Rossetto, Jr., is the creator of, Wired magazine.
  • July 30, 1967 – Begins to writes a story titled, “The Lost Thumb.” (Completed March 3, 1968.)
  • Summer – 1967 – By scoring zero on the psychology test, Andy receives a 4-F deferment from the draft which prevents him from going to Viet Nam.
  • December 28, 1967 – Writes a short story titled, “Flamboyant Merchant.”
  • 1967-1968 – Andy hangs out at the local park in town with various friends and persons of ill repute. He begins to drink heavily, use drugs and generally waste his life away. Buoyed by occasional odd jobs (he delivers meat for a butcher shop, drives cabs and trucks, and washes dishes), Andy is going nowhere fast, but knows in his heart of hearts that the future holds great things for him.
  • August 1968 – Enrolls at Boston’s Grahm Junior College to study television and radio production.
  • September 27, 1968 – Writes a story titled, “The Baseball Game.”
  • November 20, 1968 – Andy uses non-prescription drugs for the last time.
  • December 5, 1968 – Andy takes his first Transcendental Meditation (TM) course. Mastering TM eases him into performing in front of large audiences. TM becomes an important routine in Andy’s life and he begins a ritual of meditating two times-a-day. “I knew I had the potential to entertain, but I was too shy. TM really brought the shyness out of me.”

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Age 20

College Theatre Performance (1969)

  • 1969 – Andy hitchhikes to Las Vegas to meet Elvis Presley. Hiding inside a walk-in cupboard in the kitchen of the Las Vegas Hilton, Andy surprises Elvis and tries to show “The King” a novel Andy had penned in loving tribute to his idol. Elvis pats Andy on the shoulder and gives him his blessing.
  • 1969 – Andy claims to have seen a performance by “Las Vegas Lounge Legend” Tony Clifton and becomes a fan for life, even going so far as to imitate Clifton during his own stand-up performances. As Andy becomes more successful, he “hires” Clifton as his opening act.
  • 1969 – Completes his second book, a one-man play titled, ” God.” Andy later changes the title to “Gosh.”
  • February 27, 1969 – Andy pens a letter to his idol, Elvis Presley.
  • September 14, 1969 – Andy performs “God” at “Al’s Place” a campus coffeehouse run by his friend, Al Parinello.
  • 1970 – Hosts “Uncle Andy’s Fun House” on the Grahm Junior College closed-circuit television station (WCSB-TV). Gives local children milk and cookies if they’ll be his audience for the show. Begins to perform at local coffee houses and is hired as a comedian by an African-American student’s group for their show, “The Soul Time Review.”
  • July 1970 – Meets the Maharishi at a TM course retreat in Poland Springs, Maine.
  • February 1971-June 1971 – Andy travels to Marjoca, Spain to attend a TM teaching course. While in Spain, Andy finds time to travel all over Europe.
  • November 15, 1970 – Writes a short story titled, “H.”
  • May 29, 1971 – Andy graduates from Grahm Junior College (founded in 1950 as Cambridge School) with an Associates Degree in Applied Science.

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Age 23

“Discovered” by Improvisation Comedy Club owner Budd Friedman while performing stand-up comedy at My Father’s Place (a Long Island rock club), Andy begins doing his stand-up act at Friedman’s Improv’s in New York and Los Angeles. Kaufman always insisted he wasn’t a comedian and many audiences wouldn’t argue. Eschewing traditional stand-up routines, Andy challenges and confuses audiences with varying presentations consisting of an inept foreign comedian, a low-life Las Vegas crooner, taunting women into wrestling matches, singing the entire “One Hundred Bottles of Beer” song, impersonating Elvis, reading The Great Gatsby aloud, or appearing on stage in a sleeping bag and sleeping throughout the entire show.

Night at The Improv (Date Unknown)

Having a sit down meal on stage + more | The Improv Club (Date Unknown)

Heckler | The Improv Club | HBO (Unkown Date)

  • 1972 – Hires Jim Walsh as manager.
  • 1972 – Performs at Pips Comedy Club.
  • February 1972 – Opens for The Temptations at a concert in Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • April 12, 1972 – Writes two short stories, “Genesis” and “The Entertainer.” (Completed May 30, 1972.)

First Television Appearance Performing Elvis | Kennedy At Night (June, 1972)

  • June 28, 1972 – Writes a short story, “Untitled.”

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Age 24

Starts dating comedian Elayn Boosler who was working as a doorman at The Improv. Andy convinced her she should do standup and got her up on stage during his sets. She records a sweet moment on the phone where Andy encourages her to keep persuing standup which she then played as a dedication to Andy on her Party of One TV special. They lived together in Greenwich Village for three years and remained close friends until the end.

Encouragement to Comedian Girlfriend Phone Recording (1973)

  • February 8, 1973 – Andy auditions for a spot at Catch a Rising Star. Is asked to return and performs on February 9th, 10th and 13th.
  • February 12, 1973 – First performance at Budd Friedman’s (NYC) Improvisation.
  • February 14, 1973 – Auditions for a spot at Dangerfield’s.
  • December 1973 through January 1974 – Attends advanced TM training and residence (ATR Course) at Interlocken, Switzerland and Vittel, France.
  • 1973 – While performing at the NYC Improvisation, Bob Zmuda meets Andy. Zmuda and Chris Albrecht perform as, “Albrecht and Zmuda – Comedy from A to Z.” Andy and Bob begin a lifelong friendship and business association. Chris Albrecht is the former President of Original Programming for HBO.

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Age 25

  • February 4, 1974 – Andy performs two shows at local elementary schools. At Grace Avenue School (11 A.M.), and at his alma mater, Baker Hill Elementary at 2 P.M.
  • February 6, 1974 – Referees a hamburger eating contest at Burger King on 47 East 59th Street.
  • March 19, 1974 – Writes a short story, “Untitled.”
  • March 27-31, 1974 – Performs at My Father’s Place.
  • April 1, 1974 – Attends a professional wrestling show at Madison Square Garden.
  • April 5, 1974 – Performs at the Improv.
  • April 16, 1974 – Performs at the Bitter End.
  • April 26, 1974 – Performs at the Improv.
  • April 27, 1974 – Performs at the Playboy Club in Great Gorge, New Jersey.
  • April 29, 1974 – Attends a professional wrestling show at Madison Square Garden.
  • May 7, 1974 – Andy travels to California.
  • June 6, 1974 – Andy makes his national television debut on Dean Martin’s Comedyworld.
  • June 6-16, 1974 – Performs at the Hippodrome.
  • June 18-23, 1974 – Performs at the Hippodrome.
  • June 20, 1974 – First appearance on The Joe Franklin Show.

Earliest Recorded Standup | Max’s Kansas City (July 1-7, 1974)

With Mark “Moogie” Klingman’s band.

  • July 8-14, 1974 – Performs at the Hippodrome.
  • July 22, 1974 – Attends a professional wrestling match at Madison Square Garden.
  • August 21, 1974 – Writes a short story, “The Tragedy of SANTO.”
  • August 22, 1974 – Writes a short story, “August 22, 1974.”
  • August 26, 1974 – Attends a professional wrestling match at Madison Square Garden.
  • Various nights, July through August, 1974 – Performs at the Hippodrome.
  • Fall, 1974 – Andy and manager, Jim Walsh amicably part ways.
  • October 7, 1974 – Attends a professional wrestling match at Madison Square Garden.
  • October 9, 1974 – Sees Richard Pryor in concert.
  • October 11-12, 1974 – Performs two nights at Pips.
  • October 21-27, 1974 – Performs at the Bijou in Philadelphia.
  • October 22, 1974 – Writes a short story titled, “Ovation #1.”
  • November 1, 1974 – Performs at Bachelor’s 3 in NYC.
  • November 5, 1974 – Performs at the Dutch Treat Club in the Regency Park Hotel.
  • November 7-11, 1974 – While on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Andy performs at Bachelor’s 3.
  • November 18, 1974 – Attends a professional wrestling match at Madison Square Garden.
  • December 4, 1974 – Performs one show at The Monestary (40th & Queens Blvd).
  • December 10, 1974 – Andy writes the short story, “The First Date.”
  • December 12-13, 1974 – Performs at Pips.
  • December 16, 1974 – Attends a professional wrestling match at Madison Square Garden.

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Age 26

  • April 20, 1975 – Writes a short story titled, “The Last of the Custellas.”
  • October 7, 1975 – Writes a short story, “Untitled.”

NBC executive Dick Ebersol sees Andy’s act and asks him to audition for a new late-night comedy show tentatively named, “Saturday Night.”

Dramatic Reading (Audition) | SNL (1975)

  • April 20, 1975 – Writes a short story titled, The Last of the Custellas.”
  • October 7, 1975 – Writes a short story, Untitled.”

On the inaugural broadcast of Saturday Night Live Andy lip-synch’s “The Theme from Mighty Mouse.”

Mighty Mouse | SNL (October 11, 1975) 

Sings ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ | SNL (October 25, 1975)

Foreign Man (Bad Jokes & Cry Bongos) | SNL (November 8, 1975)

  • 1976 – Andy’s “uncle,” Sam Denoff (writer and co-creator of That Girl starring Marlo Thomas) introduces Andy to Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke. Impressed with his talent, Reiner encourages his nephew (and manager), George Shapiro to represent Andy. Months later, Shapiro – West and Associates begin managing Andy’s career.

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Age 27

Foreign Man + Mighty Mouse | Monty Hall’s Variety Hour (January 17, 1976)

Childrens songs + Which charachter is the real Andy? | Monty Hall’s Variety Hour (1976?)

Old MacDonald | SNL (February 28, 1976)

September 20, 1976 to December 30, 1976 – Performs as cast member on Dick Van Dyke’s weekly variety show, Van Dyke and Co. Andy’s “unscheduled” appearances during the middle of Van Dyke’s sketches become an instant favorite. His “Foreign Man” to Elvis transformation stuns the studio and television audiences.

Fonzie Look A Like Contest | Van Dyke and Company (September 20, 1976)

Old Macdonald Had A Farm | Van Dyke & Company (1976)

Pop Goes The Weasel | Van Dyke & Company (1976)

Compilation | Van Dyke & Company (September 20, 1976 to December 30, 1976)

  • June 23, 1976 – Makes the first of many guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Steve Allen is the guest host.
  • June 30, 1976 – Guest spot on The Lisa Hartman Show: Hot Stuff variety/comedy hour.
  • January 15, 1977 – Does Elvis on SNL
  • January 17, 1977 – Appears as Foreign Man on a daytime talk show hosted by Dinah Shore which is imaginatively titled, Dinah!

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Age 28

Kaufman gets a mini-casset player and began to record over 80 hours of material over 2 years with the intention of recording an album similar to Steve Allen and Jerry Lewis’ prank call comedy records – his tapes include explicit instructions on how the album should sound.

Track list:

  • Andy Is Making A Record
  • Andy And His Grandmother
  • Andy’s Land Live
  • Andy Loves His Tape Recorder
  • Slice Of Life
  • Andy Goes To The Movies
  • Kick In The Pants
  • Andy Can Talk To Animals
  • I’m Not Capable Of Having A Relationship
  • Hookers
  • Andy And His Grandmother Go For A Drive
  • Sleep Comedy
  • [Honk] Vs. [Dog] A
  • [Honk] Vs. [Dog] B
  • Andy Goes For A Taxi Ride
  • Andy’s English Friend Paul
  • I Want Those Tapes

Andy and his Grandmother | Audio of Funny or Novel Interactions (1977)

Foreign Man (Bad Jokes, Elvis, Interview & Bongos) | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (January 21, 1977)

February – March 1977 – Andy, Mel Sherer, Merrill Markoe, Cheryl Gard and Little Wendy (Wendy Polland) perform a series of late-night shows at Budd Friedmann’s Improv (L.A.). Midnight Snacks begins at 2:30 A.M. and runs for three successive Saturday nights to rave reviews. The Midnight Snack shows eventually form the basis for both of Andy’s TV specials (one for ABC and the other for PBS). Former West Side Story star, Richard Beymer videotapes the shows and also appears as a guest in “The Has-Been Corner.”

Foreign Man, Bongos & Tony Clifton | The Improv (February – March 1977)

‘I Trusted You’ song | The Midnight Special (March 4, 1977)

  • March 22-27, 1977 – Andy appears as the opening act for the Sonny and Cher concert tour.
  • March 3, 1977 – Appears again as a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Plays the role of Andy the robot helper in a space-age comedy television pilot titled, Stick Around. (Pilot was filmed March 29, 1977)

Stick Around Pilot (March 30, 1977)

  • June 1977 – Andy appears as “Foreign Man” for a week of shows on Hollywood Squares.
  • Spring-Summer 1977 – After many months apart, Bob Zmuda joins Andy in Los Angeles. He assists Andy and Mel Sherer in the production of The Andy Kaufman Special (aka Uncle Andy’s Fun House). The special is based upon the Midnight Snacks shows created by Andy, Mel and others months earlier.
  • September 15, 1977 – Guest appearance on The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour (ABC).
  • October 24-25, & October 31 through November 1, 1977 – At the urging of Mel Sherer, Andy “hires” Tony Clifton to open for him at main Room in The Comedy Store. With Mel’s assistance, Andy also begins to wrestle women during his nightclub shows. Andy’s first match (at the Los Angeles Improvisation) is against Marilyn Rubin. Andy easily defeats her. The shows also include a guest appearance by Michelle Bernath’s beginner Tap Dance Class.

Plays a psychotic assassin cop in the made-for-television movie, God Told Me To (aka) Demon.

God Told Me To (1977)

  • October 15, 1977 (Sings, “Oklahoma”)
  • December 10, 1977 (“Foreign Man”)
  • 1978 – Andy officially “hires” Tony Clifton to appear as the opening act at many of Andy’s nightclub and concert performances.
  • 1978 – Begins notes and rough drafts for his third book titled, “The Huey Williams Story” the fictional biography of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”
  • January 3, 1978 – Guest spot on an ABC special on the history of Variety (taped January 3, 1978).
  • January 1978 – Begins the first of many cross-country college concerts. Bob Zmuda serves as road manager, writer, producer and baggage handler.

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Age 29

  • February 1, 1978 – Andy and Bob complete a draft script for a TV pilot titled, “Fingers and Knuckles.” It never sees the light of day…
  • February 10-11, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at Colorado State University.
  • February 16, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at Eastern Washington University (Spokane).
  • February 18, 1978 – Appears in Chicago, Illinois with Sha-Na-Na.

Final appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Interview with guest host Steve Martin | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (February 20, 1978)

  • February 23-26, 1978 – Andy and Tony Clifton appear at The Comedy Store. Producers and writers from the TV show Taxi are in the audience, and impressed by what they see, invite Andy to join the ensemble cast.
  • February 22-25, 1978 – Andy appears at The Comedy Store.
  • March 2, 1978 – “Comedian Andy Kaufman Comes Home to Great Neck” The Student Organization of Great Neck North Senior High School presents a night of comedy and music with hometown hero, Andy Kaufman. Andy returns to his old high school for two shows (3PM and 8PM) to kick off his national comedy tour. Tickets are $3.00 and both performances are sold out.
  • March 4, 1978 – Concert at the Town Hall in New York City.

Reads “The Great Gatsby” | SNL (March 11, 1978)

Appears with Bob Zmuda on Columbus, Ohio TV show, “Bananaz.”

Takes all the time away from ‘a scientists’ interview | Bananaz (March 14, 1978)

  • March 17, 1978 – Appears at Valley Forge with Sha-Na-Na.
  • April 1-3, 1978 – During a concert in Tucson, Arizona, Andy challenges women in the audience to wrestle him.

Bongos | The Mike Douglas Show (April 11, 1978)

  • April – June, 1978 – Andy attends a TM Age of Enlightenment Governor Training Course in San Jacinto, California.

July 5, 1978 – The ABC situation-comedy, Taxi begins production. Andy is a reluctant participant. He finds a commitment to a TV series too confining and hates to “lose” his “Foreign Man” character, but takes the job for the money and the national exposure.

  • August 1978 – Bob Zmuda wants to get into the restaurent business and asks Andy to partner with him, Andy is hesitant as he says he doesn’t know anything about running a restaurent, Bob says to him flippantly well you could get a job bussing tables. Two days later he begins working as a part-time busboy for Posh Bagel on Santa Monica Blvd. At first he did it for a joke, but he began to really enjoy the routine and did it for 4 months.
  • September 1978 – Andy begins his “National College Sex Concert Tour.” Andy books performances at various colleges across the country based upon fan mail received from beautiful college girls. Any woman sending Andy a personal photo and fan letter would receive a personal reply card from Andy. Showing this card on the night of the concert gained the holder a backstage pass and a meeting with Andy in his dressing room.
  • September 12, 1978 – First broadcast of the ABC situation-comedy, Taxi. Andy plays the role of foreign auto mechanic Latka Gravas. Andy convinces executive producers James L. Brooks and Ed. Weinberger to sign Tony Clifton to a contract that promises at least 2 episodes of work, and Tony’s own parking space. Clifton is fired before the shooting of episode #10, “A Full House for Christmas” for unprofessional behavior. (Andy supports the decision to fire Clifton.) “If they hadn’t thrown me off,” Clifton snorted, “I woulda’ been the star!!”
  • September 13, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
  • September 16-17, 1978 – Andy performs 2 shows at The Park West, Chicago, Illinois.
  • October 12, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at State University, Albany, New York.
  • October 14, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. At the conclusion of the show, Andy thanks everyone and shakes the hand of each member of the audience.
  • October 19, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at Mississippi State University.
  • November 20, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Foreign Man | The Dating Game (November 21, 1978)

  • November 29, 1978 – Andy appears on Dick Clark Live.
  • December 1-2, 1978 – Tony Clifton opens for Rodney Dangerfield at The Comedy Store, West Hollywood, California.
  • December 15-16, 1978 – Andy performs in concert at the Huntington Hartford Theatre in Hollywood. At the conclusion of the show, Andy takes everyone to The Olde Spaghetti Factory for milk and cookies. Treating audiences to milk and cookies after his shows becomes a Kaufman tradition.
  • 1979 – Andy begins his reign as World Inter-gender Wrestling Champion, challenging any woman in the audience to wrestle him for his championship belt. He also promises to pay $1,000 to any woman who can pin his shoulders to the mat. “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am here to wrestle tonight, ” Andy announces. “This is not a comedy routine, this is not a skit. Okay?? This is real!! I am here to wrestle a woman!!”
  • 1979 – Appears on HBO’s 2nd Annual Young Comedians Show.
  • 1979 – Nominated for a Golden Globe award as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his work on Taxi.

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Age 30

  • January 27, 1979 – At the Golden Globe Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, fellow Taxi castmember Jeff Conaway punches Andy in the face.
  • February 24, 1979 – Plays bongos and yodels on SNL
  • March 2-3, 1979 – Performs at the Playboy Club in Great Gorge, New Jersey.
  • March 9-10, 1979 – Performs at the Playboy Hotel and Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
  • March 21, 1979 – Andy performs in concert at York College, York, Pennsylvania. Later that night he handcuffs himself to a young college student.
  • March 25, 1979 – Andy performs in concert at the University of Miami (Ohio).
  • March 30, 1979 – Andy performs in concert at Purdue University.

Adam & Eve | Cher & Other Fantasies (NBC Special) (April 3, 1979)

  • April 22, 1979 – In a charity benefit for the New York City Police Department, VIP Night on Broadway, Andy sings “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie with Sarah Jessica Parker and Robin Williams.

Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall. After the show Andy invites the audience (2,800) to board 20 buses for a trip to the Manhattan School of Printing’s cafeteria for free milk and cookies.

Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall (April 26, 1979)

Principle photography begins for the Marty Feldman movie for Universal called, In God We Tru$t. Andy has a bit part in the movie.

In God We Tru$t (May 22 through June 11, 1979)

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  • August 20, 1979 – Andy is a guest on The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder. (This is Andy’s first wrestling match with a woman on national television.)

Stars in his own ABC comedy show, The Andy Kaufman Special – Andy’s Funhouse (originally taped in July 15, 1977).

First TV Special | ABC (August 28, 1979)

  • September 5, 1979 – Interviewed for “Oui” magazine.

A drunken Tony Clifton appears as a guest on The Dinah Shore Show. The appearance is an “egg-throwing” fiasco and a subsequent court order prevents Clifton from going within 100 feet of Ms. Shore. Co-host Charles Nelson Reilly is horrified. (Editor’s Note: Just kidding about the court order.)

Tony Clifton | Dinah! (September 19, 1979)

  • October 6-11, 1979 – Tony Clifton appears at Harrah’s Club Reno, Reno Nevada.

First wrestling match | SNL (October 20, 1979)

Wrestling Call Out | SNL (October 27, 1979)

  • November 5, 1979 – Andy performs in concert at San Diego State University.
  • November 7, 1979 – Andy performs in concert at the Rainbow Theatre, Denver, Colorado.
  • November 9, 1979 – Andy performs in concert at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado.
  • November 14, 1979 – Andy performs in concert at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Ilinois.
  • November 22, 1979 – Andy rides on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Andy appears at Kutsher’s Resort in upstate New York. During the show Andy invites Stanley, Janice, Michael, Carol, Grandma Lillie and Grandma Pearl on stage to perform. Their act is not well received. Andy is very unhappy with the audience and the Kaufman’s leave the next day. “You’re the type of people who give Jews a bad name!!” Andy shouts as they leave.

The Real Andy Kaufman (Compilation DVD) (November 27-28, 1979)

  • December 3, 1979 – Appears at The Comedy Store.

Elvis | A Johnny Cash Christmas Special (December 6, 1979) 

  • December 13, 1979 – Guest appearance on The Merv Griffin Show.
  • December 17, 1979 – Appears at The Comedy Store.

With manager Buddy Rogers, wrestles more women | SNL (December 22, 1979)

  • 1980 – Stars with Marty Feldman, Richard Pryor and Peter Boyle in the Universal Pictures movie In God We Tru$t. Andy plays a televangelist named, Armageddon T. Thunderbird. &quot:Andy plays Amageddon T. Thunderbird.” Marty Feldman (the films star and director says. “He’s the most powerful media evangelist in the world, and he (Andy) prepared very carefully for it. He watched all of the L.A. TV evangelists, and then went to New York City and preached in parks and on corners. Then he went to London and soap-boxed in Hyde Park for a while, threatening doom and sharpening his character.”
  • January 25, 1980 – Appears on The Merv Griffin Show.

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Age 31

Uncle Andy’s Funhouse Pilot | ABC’s Buckshot (March 1, 1980)

  • March 10, 1980 – Appears at The Comedy Store.
  • March 17, 1980 – Appears at The Comedy Store.
  • May 11, 1980 – At “Chippendales,”Andy mudwrestles 6 girls at once and loses. This match was an exhibition and does not count against his Intergender Wrestling crown.

Begins filming the movie, Heartbeeps.

Heartbeeps (June 6, 1980)

  • June 12, 1980 – Showtime cable network broadcasts “Andy Kaufman at Carnegie Hall.”
  • August 1980 – Andy begins to save his hate mail in the hopes of someday publishing a book titled, “Andy Kaufman’s Hate Mail.”
  • September 25-26, 1980 – Performs at the Improv NYC.

Jokes Sob Story Part 1 | The Letterman Show (October 13th, 1980)

Jokes Sob Story Part 2 | The Letterman Show (October 15th, 1980)

  • 1981 – Featured on the undercard of a pro-wrestling show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, Andy easily defends his Intergender Championship. Answering the critics who find his wrestling an insult to women, Andy explains, “Well, I’m not really a wrestler, though the last couple of years that I’ve been doing it in my concerts I’ve learned a lot about it by just doing it. I wanted to recapture the old days of the carnivals where (before television) wrestlers used to go from town to town and offer $500 to any man that could last in the ring with them for three minutes. So I figured if I could offer a prize, make it like a contest, it could get very, very exciting. And it turned out to be like one of the highlights, one of the most exciting parts of the concert. But I couldn’t very well challenge men in the audience because I’d get beaten right away. I mean most men are bigger than me and stronger than me. So I figured if I challenged women there are enough women who are almost as big, or as big as me and they would have a good chance to beat me.”
  • 1981 – When not shooting Taxi or performing stand-up, Andy works as a busboy at a local delicatessen, Jerry’s Famous Deli in Studio City, California.
  • 1981 – At the conclusion of this season’s Taxi, Andy plans a “Ninety-Nine Cent” national tour so everyone can afford to see him perform in concert.
  • January 2, 1981 – Performs at the Improv NYC.
  • January 15, 1981 – Writes a short story titled, “Golden Boy.”

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Age 32

Hosts The Midnight Special | The Midnight Special (January 23, 1981)

  • January 29-31, 1981 – Tony Clifton performs as the opening act for Rodney Dangerfield at the Fairfield Theatre, San Francisco, California. Clifton is almost killed by an angry audience member.

As guest host for the ABC comedy show Fridays Andy creates general mayhem and turmoil during the live broadcast. This results in a scuffle between Andy and several cast and crew-members during the last sketch of the night. Andy insists the incident was a terrible misunderstanding. Full show explainer.

Hosts Fridays Part 1 | Fridays (February 20, 1981)

Fridays airs a video-taped apology from Andy. “It was an experimental piece…something different. This has been a very hard week for me. Because of last week’s show, my job at Taxi is in jeopardy…my agent is having trouble convincing anybody to hire me. (To audience:) I think you laughing at it is pretty tasteless. Thanks to last week, I’m in a separation with my wife…I was just trying to have fun (begins to cry).”

Hosts Fridays Part 2 (Fight & Forced Apology Sketches) | Fridays (February 27, 1981)

  • March 3-6, 1981 – Participates in rehearsals and taping for the “Barbara Mandrell Show.”
  • March 25, 1981 – Guest spot on The Midnight Special introducing Tony Clifton.

Appears on Bob Pagani’s popular New York City cable access show, “The Slycraft Hour”.

Madness & Chaos | The Slycraft Hour (April 16, 1981)

  • April 21, 1981 – Performs at the Improv NYC.
  • June 8, 1981 – On The Merv Griffin Show Tony Clifton denounces Andy and emphatically denies that he and Kaufman are one and the same. Later Clifton says, “I am fed up with all the rumors that I am connected with Andy Kaufman. I am suing Andy Kaufman. He’s in Hollywood. Mr. Hollywood. He thinks he’s a BIG star. I’m tired of him using my good name to get places!!”
  • August 31, 1981 – Tony Clifton appears as a guest on The Merv Griffin Show.
  • August 31, 1981 – Tony Clifton begins a two-week engagement at the Lake Tahoe Starlight Caberet, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
  • August 31 – September 13, 1981 – Appears at the Stateline Cabaret in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

To begin Fridays second season, Andy returns as guest host. Appearing with the Fridays cast and crew for the first time since his February 20th fiasco, Andy is on his best behavior. In fact, Andy brings his fiance Kathie Sullivan, a gospel singer from Dallas, on stage to perform several Christian songs and talks to the audience about his newly found faith in Jesus Christ.

Born again Christian | Fridays (September 18, 1981)

  • September 24, 1981 – Andy sits for an interview with “Playgirl” magazine.

At Playboy’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, Andy defends his World Intergender Wrestling Championship against Playboy Playmate, Susan (Miss September) Smith. Kaufman pins Smith in 18 minutes and 35 seconds. When told the proceeds from the show were being donated to charity Kaufman replies, “Charity? Nobody said anything about charity. I want my money. I earned it. If you want charity, go get Jerry Lewis.”

World Inter-Gender champion | Playboy Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City (October 11, 1981)

  • October 12, 1981 – Andy defends his Intergender Wrestling Championship at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. Andy defeats three girls, and wrestles to a draw with one.
  • October 28, 1981 – Andy is interviewed by Good Morning America while bussing tables at Jerry’s Famous Deli.
  • October 29, 1981 – Hosts Evening at the Improv.
  • November 8, 1981 – Attends the San Francisco Galleria Charity.
  • November 23, 1981 – At the Mid-South Coliseum, Andy wrestles a rematch with the woman he failed to defeat on October 12th. Andy wins easily.

Discussing levitation & his film Heartbeeps | The Merv Griffin Show (December 11, 1981)

  • December 18, 1981 – Co-stars with Bernadette Peters in the Universal Pictures movie, Heartbeeps. Kaufman and Peters star as two housecleaning robots who fall in love, set out on their own and search for happiness in the future world of 1995. The movie is a critical and box office disaster.

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Age 33

  • February 1982 – Playboy features a full-length article and pictorial of Andy’s October ’81 wrestling match with Playmate Susan Smith.
  • February 12, 1892 – Serves as guest referee for a Jerry Lawler wrestling match in the Chicago Amphiteater. No one cares . . .
  • Febuary 14, 1982 – Andy joins Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch at a multistar centennial celebration to benefit the Actors’ Fund of America.

February 17, 1982 – After appearing as a guest on David Letterman’s ill-fated morning show, Andy makes his first of 10 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman. Incensed by author Albert Goldman’s less than complimentary biography of Elvis Presley, Andy challenges Goldman to a wrestling match. Goldman does not respond.

Dates of Andy’s other Late Night guest spots:

  • February 18, 1982
  • March 30, 1982
  • April 1, 1982
  • May 17, 1982
  • July 28, 1982
  • November 17, 1982
  • January 7, 1983
  • February 23, 1983
  • September 22, 1983
  • November 17, 1983

Every Letterman Appearence | Late Night with David Letterman (February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983)

Intended to be shown as a clip from an “upcoming film” by andy on a letterman appearance. Letterman’s producers decided it was too silly, and instead Andy showed a clip from The Big Chill.

The Idiot | Late Night with David Letterman (February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983)

  • Andy performs in concert –
    • March 26, 1982 – The Park West, Chicago, Illinois
    • April 16, 1982 – Ziegfields, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • April 18-19, 1982 – University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • April 21, 1982 – Huntington, Pennsylvania (Juneata College)
    • April 29, 1982 – Patterson College, Wayne, New Jersey
  • March 2, 1982 – Tapes “Just for a Laugh” with Robin Williams for the American Film Institute special.
  • April 5, 1982 – At the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee Andy finally wrestles Jerry Lawler and Lawler pile-drives Andy into the hospital.
  • April 14, 1982 – Interviewed by Frank Gifford on Good Morning America.
  • April 15, 1982 – Appears as a guest on The John Davidson Show.

Discusses Lawler wrestling match | SNL (May 15, 1982)

  • May 7, 1982 – Appears as a guest on the television show, Hour Magazine with host Gary Collins.
  • June 10, 1982 – At the office of Late Night with David Letterman (NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10020), Robert Morton, Barry Sand and Sandra Farton witness and sign the Last Will and Testament of Andy Kaufman.

Orson Welles Interview | The Merv Griffin Show (June 25, 1982)

Films My Breakfast with Blassie at Sambo’s.

My Breakfast With Blassie (August 9, 1982) 

  • August 14, 1982 – Flies to Toronto, Canada to perform as Tony Clifton on The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show. (This is Andy’s last appearance as “Tony Clifton.”)

Hosts ‘Catch a Rising Star’s 10th Anniversary’ | Catch a Rising Star (August 19, 1982)

  • September 25 – October 3, 1982 – Andy performs on California Governor Brown’s Senatorial campaign tour. He performs in the following cities; San Diego, Fresno, Camarillo, San Jose, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Oakland, Eureka, and Redding, California.
  • October 30, 1982 – Concert at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

SNL run a phone in where comedians appeal to the audiance not to vote Andy off the show, but lose 195,544 to 169,186. Cementing the fact that his appeal during his life was drawn from a cult minority.

Andy is voted off the show | SNL (November 20, 1982)

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Age 34

Andy’s wrestling career is chronicled during the filming of, I’m From Hollywood. The movie documents Andy’s year-long battle for revenge against Jerry “The King” Lawler, and can be seen on the Comedy Central cable network every 36 days.

I’m from Hollywood (1983)

1983 – The public backlash against Andy’s wrestling makes it more and more difficult for George Shapiro to book gigs for Andy. And being voted off of Saturday Night Live several months earlier makes it practically impossible for him to get guest spots on other TV shows. David Letterman is the only one who continues to hire Andy.

Andy thanks viewers who voted for him in vain | SNL (January 22, 1983)

  • February 18, 1983 – Cancelled by NBC, the 112th (and last) episode of Taxi is filmed at Paramount Stage 25.
  • April 20, 1983 – Performs at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway (2 performances) in the play, Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap. The play goes dark after the first day.
  • April 24, 1983 – Writes “Louis XVI: A Play in 7 Acts.”

Andy is a guest on an L.A. television interview show called, “Up Close with Tom Cottle.”

Long Interview | Up Close with Tom Cottle (May 26, 1983)

  • July 4-7, 1983 – Wrestles in several shows at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.

PBS broadcasts the Soundstage special The Andy Kaufman Show. In an apparent attempt at reconciliation, Andy features a tribute to Tony Clifton in the form of a Tony Clifton marionette who serves as Andy’s sidekick during the show.

The Andy Kaufman Show (2nd TV Special) | WTTW Chicago (PBS) (July 15, 1983)

  • September 1, 1983 – Buys fake boogers at the Palace of Magic in San Francisco.

Doctor Sketch | The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can’t Take It No More (November 7, 1983) 

Andy’s last TV appearance. As a host for the show, “The Top,” Andy introduces Cyndy Lauper in her first national television appearance.

Final Public Appearances | The Top (January 26, 1984)

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Age 35

Andy records the “Special Intro” for Robert Foreman’s album ‘Cat Juggling’.

Special Intro by Andy Kaufman | Karma Karma by Robert Foreman (Released 1985) 

Laundry On Stage + The Bongos | Superstars of Comedy Salute the Improv (February 12, 1984)

  • March 20, 1984 – Andy’s short film, My Breakfast with Blassie premieres at the Nuart Theatre in Westwood, California.
  • May 16, 1984 – News reports from Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California announce that Andy Kaufman is dead at the age of 35, the victim of a rare form of lung cancer.

May 16, 1985 – Almost one year after Andy’s death, Bob Zmuda dresses up as Tony Clifton and hosts a show at The Comedy Store. This one-time-only show raises money for cancer research in Andy’s memory. It becomes the model for the “Comic Relief” charity fundraiser, and to date, “Comic Relief” has raised over $50 million dollars for the homeless.

Andy Kaufmans Wake At The Improv (1984)

 

Comedy Archive

I’ve been compiling a library of comedians content to be able to listen to, transcribe and study their work over their life:

Comedy Archive – Spreadsheet

I’ve got through transcribing a bunch of live sets from the first person I chose and made an album out of my fav Greatest Hits. If anyone is interested in writing up transcripts, text analysis and/or reviews let me know.

Here it is in short:

Comedian Content Type Title Date Transcripts
Ade Edmondson
Sitcom The Young Ones 1982–1984
Stage play Bottom Live 1993
Alexie Sayle
Sitcom The Young Ones 1982–1984
Sketch show Alexei Sayle’s Stuff 1988–1991
Andy Kaufman Stand up concert Carnegie Hall 1978
Ardal O’Hanlon Sitcom Father Ted 1995–1998
Bill Bailey
Sitcom Black Books 2000–2004
Stage show Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra 2009
Bill Hicks
Stage show Relentless 1992 Text
Stage show Revelations 1992 Text
Stage show Austin Texas Laff Stop 1993 Text
Billy Connolly Stage show Billy & Albert 1987
Captain Hotknives Compilation album Greatest Hits 2020
Charlie Brooker TV Special Charlie Brooker’s Yearly Wipe 2010 – Present
Chris Rock
Stand up concert Bring the Pain 1996 Text
TV Stand up Saturday Night Live 1996 Text
Stand up concert Bigger & Blacker 1999 Text
Stand up concert Never Scared 2004 Text
Stand up concert Kill the Messenger 2008 Text
Stand up concert Tamborine 2018 Text
David Mitchell and Robert Webb Sketchshow That Mitchell and Webb Look 2006
Desiree Akhavan Web series The Slope 2010–2012
Don DeLillo Novel White Noise 1985
Dylan Moran
Stand up concert Monster 2004
Stand up concert Like, Totally… Dylan Moran Live 2006 Text
Stand up concert Off the Hook 2015 Text
Eddie Izzard
Stand up concert Unrepeatable 1994 Text
Stand up concert Glorious 1997 Text
Stand up concert Dress to Kill 1998 Text
Stand up concert Circle 2002 Text
Stand up concert Stripped 2009 Text
Eddie Murphy
Stand up concert Delirious 1983 Text
Stand up concert Raw 1987 Text
George Carlin
Stand up concert On Location with George Carlin 1977 Text
Stand up concert Again 1978 Text
Stand up concert Carlin at Carnegie 1982 Text
Stand up concert Playin’ with Your Head 1986 Text
Stand up concert Doin’ It Again 1990 Text
Stand up concert Class Clown 1972 Text
Stand up concert Carlin on Campus 1984 Text
Stand up concert What Am I Doing in New Jersey? 1988 Text
Stand up concert Jammin’ in New York 1992 Text
Stand up concert Back in Town 1996 Text
Stand up concert You Are All Diseased 1999 Text
Stand up concert Complaints and Grievances 2001 Text
Stand up concert Life Is Worth Losing 2006 Text
Stand up concert It’s Bad For Ya 2008 Text
TV Stand up Saturday Night Live Monologue 1975 Text
TV Stand up Saturday Night News with George Carlin 1984 Text
Hugh Laurie Sketchshow A Bit Of Fry and Laurie 1987
Jennifer Saunders Sitcom Absolutely Fabulous 1992–1996
Jo Brand Stand up concert Barely Live 2003
Joseph Heller Novel Catch 22 1973
Josie Long Stand up festival Romance and Adventure 2012
Lee Mack
Game Show Would I Lie to You? 2007–Present
Stand up concert Live 2007 Text
Stand up concert Going Out Live 2010 Text
Les Dawson Sketch show The Les Dawson Show 1979–89
Maria Bamford
Stand up concert Old Baby 2017 Text
Stand up concert Weakness Is the Brand 2020 Text
Mark Thomas
TV Stand up Mark Thomas Comedy Show 2005
Stand up club Sex, Filth and Religion 1995
Mitch Hedberg TV Stand up Strategic Grill Locations 1999 Text
Moms Maybley Stand up club Moms Mabley Breaks It Up 1962
Monty Python Sketchshow Monty Python’s Flying Circus 1970
Morecombe & Wise Sketchshow The Morecambe & Wise Show 1978–83
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Comedy album Derek and Clive 1976
Richard Ayoade Film Submarine 2010
Richard Pryor
Film Silver Streak 1976
Stand up concert Live & Smokin’ as Himself 1971 Text
Stand up concert Live in Concert as Himself 1979 Text
Stand up concert Live on the Sunset Strip as Himself 1982 Text
Stand up concert Here and Now as Himself 1983 Text
TV Stand up Saturday Night Live 1975 Text
Ricky Tomlinson
Sitcom The Royle Family 1998
Stand up Laughter Show 2008
Rik Mayall Sitcom The Young Ones 1982–1984
Robin Williams Stand up concert Live on Broadway 2002 Text
Ronnie Barker Sketchshow The Two Ronnies 1971–1987
Sam Kinison TV Stand up Saturday Night Live 1985–1986
Stewart Lee
Stand up concert Stand Up Comedian 2005 Text
Stand up concert 90s Comedian 2006 Text
Stand up concert Carpet Remnant World 2011 – 2012 Text
Stand up concert Content Provider 2018 Text
Tim Minchin Stand up concert So Live 2007

Finally as a bonus, here’s a great dark comedy & yet barely known about radio show. Written and performed by Dylan Moran in 2010:

Andy Kaufman’s Full Discography

Every bit of media of Andy Kaufman out there sorted into chronological order.

With Andy Kaufman, it’s important to be able to understand clips in relation to each other. For example, in a Fridays TV Special he hosted, he did a sketch at the end where he got into a big fight with cast over not wanting to read the lines. Then the next week, seemingly forced by the director sitting next to him, had to give an apology.

A guy called Joe did most of the leg work in archiving the brunt of the catalogue. I created a spreadsheet where I synced up a table of television appearences from Kaufman’s wikipedia and a list of life events found on a fan site, then scoured the interwebs for any extra clips, seperated some compilations out and renamed some for clarity. There are still many tv apperances missing and dates of stand up club nights possibly recorded, but neither anywhere easily findable.

For a a much longer list of life events with videos mixed in click here. Plus any suggestions or fixes are super welcome.

First I’ll show it categorised into 4 blocks, then at the end I’ll show it all together. All links are easily downloadable.

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Categorised

Standup Clubs & TV Specials

Date Title
Date Unknown Night at the Improv | The Improv Club
Date Unknown Having a sit down meal on stage + more | The Improv Club
Date Unknown Heckler | The Improv Club
July 1-7, 1974 Earliest Recorded Standup | Max’s Kansas City
February – March 1977 Foreign Man, Bongos & Tony Clifton | The Improv
April 26, 1979 Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall
August 28, 1979 First TV Special | NBC
November 27-28, 1979 The Real Andy Kaufman (Compilation DVD)
March 1, 1980 Uncle Andy’s Funhouse Pilot | ABC’s Buckshot
January 23, 1981 Hosts The Midnight Special | The Midnight Special
February 20, 1981 Hosts Fridays Part 1 | Fridays
February 27, 1981 Hosts Fridays Part 2 (Fight & Forced Apology Sketches) | Fridays
August 19, 1982 Hosts ‘Catch a Rising Star’s 10th Anniversary’ | Catch a Rising Star
1983 I’m from Hollywood
July 15, 1983 The Andy Kaufman Show (2nd TV Special) | WTTW Chicago (PBS)
February 12, 1984
1984 Andy Kaufmans Wake At The Improv

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TV Sketches & Interviews

Date Title
June, 1972 First Television Appearance Performing Elvis | Kennedy At Night
1975 Dramatic Reading (Audition) | SNL
October 11, 1975 Mighty Mouse | SNL
October 25, 1975 Sings ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ | SNL
November 8, 1975 Foreign Man (Bad Jokes & Cry Bongos) | SNL
January 17, 1976 Foreign Man | The Dating Game
1976?
February 28, 1976 Old MacDonald | SNL
September 20, 1976 Fonzie Look A Like Contest | Van Dyke and Company
1976 Old Macdonald Had A Farm | Van Dyke & Company
1976 Pop Goes The Weasel | Van Dyke & Company
September 20, 1976 to December 30, 1976 Compilation | Van Dyke & Company
January 21, 1977 Foreign Man + Mighty Mouse | Monty Hall’s Variety Hour
March 4, 1977 ‘I Trusted You’ song | The Midnight Special
February 20, 1978
March 11, 1978 Reads “The Great Gatsby” | SNL
March 14, 1978 Takes all the time away from ‘a scientists’ interview | Bananaz
April 11, 1978 Bongos | The Mike Douglas Show
November 21, 1978
April 3, 1979 Adam & Eve | Cher & Other Fantasies (NBC Special)
September 19, 1979 Tony Clifton | Dinah!
October 20, 1979 First wrestling match | SNL
October 27, 1979 Wrestling Call Out | SNL
December 6, 1979 Elvis | A Johnny Cash Christmas Special
December 22, 1979 With manager Buddy Rogers, wrestles more women | SNL
October 13th, 1980 Jokes Sob Story Part 1 | The Letterman Show
October 15th, 1980 Jokes Sob Story Part 2 | The Letterman Show
April 16, 1981 Madness & Chaos | The Slycraft Hour
September 18, 1981 Born again Christian | Fridays
October 11, 1981 World Inter-Gender champion | Playboy Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City
December 11, 1981 Discussing levitation & his film Heartbeeps | The Merv Griffin Show
February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983 Every Letterman Appearence | Late Night with David Letterman
February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983 The Idiot | Late Night with David Letterman
May 15, 1982 Discusses Lawler wrestling match | SNL
June 25, 1982 Orson Welles Interview | The Merv Griffin Show
November 20, 1982 Andy is voted off the show | SNL
January 22, 1983 Andy thanks viewers who voted for him in vain | SNL
May 26, 1983 Long Interview | Up Close with Tom Cottle
November 7, 1983
January 26, 1984 Final Public Appearances | The Top

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Theatre, Films & Sitcoms

Date Title
1969 College Theatre Performance
March 30, 1977 Stick Around Pilot
1977 God Told Me To
1978–83 Taxi | Taxi
May 22 through June 11, 1979 In God We Tru$t
June 6, 1980 Heartbeeps
August 9, 1982 My Breakfast With Blassie

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Bibliography & Other Media

Date Title
1986 Encouragement to Comedian Girlfriend | Phone Recording (1973?)
1977-1979 Andy and his Grandmother
1985
1999 The Huey Williams Story by Andy Kaufman
2000 God…and Other Plays by Andy Kaufman
2000 Poetry and Stories by Andy Kaufman

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Biographical

Date Title
1998 Remembering Andy Kaufman
1999 Man on the Moon
2012 Marc Maron & Bob Zmuda

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All Together

1. College Theatre Performance (1969)
2. Night at The Improv (Date Unknown)
3. Having a sit down meal on stage + more – The Improv Club (Date Unknown)
4. Heckler – The Improv Club (Date Unknown)
5. First Television Appearance Performing Elvis – Kennedy At Night (June, 1972)
6. Encouragement to Comedian Girlfriend Phone Recording (1973)
7. Earliest Recorded Standup Max’s Kansas City (July 1-7, 1974)
8. Dramatic Reading (Audition) – SNL (1975)
9. Mighty Mouse – SNL (October 11, 1975)
10. Sings ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ – SNL (October 25, 1975)
11. Foreign Man (Bad Jokes & Cry Bongos) – SNL (November 8, 1975)
12. Foreign Man + Mighty Mouse – Monty Hall’s Variety Hour (January 17, 1976)
13. Childrens songs + Which charachter is the real Andy – Monty Hall’s Variety Hour (1976)
14. Old MacDonald – SNL (February 28, 1976)
15. Fonzie Look A Like Contest – Van Dyke and Company (September 20, 1976)
16. Old Macdonald Had A Farm – Van Dyke & Company (1976)
17. Pop Goes The Weasel – Van Dyke & Company (1976)
18. Compilation – Van Dyke & Company (September 20, 1976 to December 30, 1976)
19. Andy and his Grandmother (1977)
20. Foreign Man (Bad Jokes, Elvis, Interview & Bongos) – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (January 21, 1977)
21. Foreign Man, Bongos & Tony Clifton – The Improv (February – March 1977)
22. ‘I Trusted You’ song – The Midnight Special (March 4, 1977)
23. Stick Around Pilot (March 30, 1977)
24. God Told Me To (1977)
25. Interview with guest host Steve Martin – The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (February 20, 1978)
26. Reads “The Great Gatsby” – SNL (March 11, 1978)
27. Takes all the time away from ‘a scientists’ interview – Bananaz (March 14, 1978)
28. Bongos – The Mike Douglas Show (April 11, 1978)
29. Taxi (1978–83)
30. Foreign Man – The Dating Game (November 21, 1978)
31. Adam & Eve – Cher & Other Fantasies (NBC Special) (April 3, 1979)
32. Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall (April 26, 1979)
33. In God We Tru$t (May 22 through June 11, 1979)
34. First TV Special – ABC (August 28, 1979)
35. Tony Clifton – Dinah! (September 19, 1979)
36. First wrestling match – SNL (October 20, 1979)
37. Wrestling Call Out – SNL (October 27, 1979)
38. The Real Andy Kaufman (Compilation DVD) (November 27-28, 1979)
39. Elvis – A Johnny Cash Christmas Special (December 6, 1979)
40. With manager Buddy Rogers, wrestles more women – SNL (December 22, 1979)
41. Uncle Andy’s Funhouse Pilot – ABC’s Buckshot (March 1, 1980)
42. Heartbeeps (June 6, 1980)
43. Jokes Sob Story Part 1 – The Letterman Show (October 13th, 1980)
44. Jokes Sob Story Part 2 – The Letterman Show (October 15th, 1980)
45. Hosts The Midnight Special – The Midnight Special (January 23, 1981)
46. Hosts Fridays Part 1 – Fridays (February 20, 1981)
47. Hosts Fridays Part 2 (Fight & Forced Apology Sketches) – Fridays (February 27, 1981)
48. Madness & Chaos – The Slycraft Hour (April 16, 1981)
49. Born again Christian – Fridays (September 18, 1981)
50. World Inter-Gender champion – Playboy Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City (October 11, 1981)
51. Discussing levitation & his film Heartbeeps – The Merv Griffin Show (December 11, 1981)
52. Every Letterman Appearence – Late Night with David Letterman (February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983)
53. The Idiot – Late Night with David Letterman (February 18, 1982 – November 17, 1983)
54. Discusses Lawler wrestling match – SNL (May 15, 1982)
55. Orson Welles Interview – The Merv Griffin Show (June 25, 1982)
56. My Breakfast With Blassie (August 9, 1982)
57. Hosts ‘Catch a Rising Star’s 10th Anniversary’ – Catch a Rising Star (August 19, 1982)
58. Andy is voted off the show – SNL (November 20, 1982)
59. I’m from Hollywood (1983)
60. Andy thanks viewers who voted for him in vain – SNL (January 22, 1983)
61. Long Interview – Up Close with Tom Cottle (May 26, 1983)
62. The Andy Kaufman Show (2nd TV Special) – WTTW Chicago (PBS) (July 15, 1983)
63. Doctor Sketch – The Rodney Dangerfield Special – I Can’t Take It No More (November 7, 1983)
64. Final Public Appearances – The Top (January 26, 1984)
65. Special Intro by Andy Kaufman – Karma Karma by Robert Foreman (Released 1985)
66. Laundry On Stage + The Bongos – Superstars of Comedy Salute the Improv (February 12, 1984)
67. Andy Kaufmans Wake At The Improv (1984)

Finally here is a great podcast from the list with Kaufman’s comedy partner Bob Zmuda:

 

Captain Hotknives’ Greatest Hits

I’ve been compiling a library of comedians content to be able to listen to and study when I’m on the road.

I got through transcribing a bunch of Captain Hotknives’ songs, so I just thought to create an album of for me what are his ‘greatest hits,’ from a mix and match of finding what I think are the best quality versions out there of each song.

I’ve sent them on to Chris (Captain Hotknives) encase he would like to make use of them and present them here in the mean time.

As well you can download them on archive.org.

Captain Hotknives’ Platforms:

UK Travel Master List of Resources; Free/cheap things to do and campaigns to help.

I’ve built 2 large spreadsheets of resources that can be found using a simple gps navigator. GPS navigators have the advantage over smart phones of having a long battery life and they don’t rely on internet access. But I’m also building a google map that can be downloaded on the app to use offline.

I made this for my planned cycle tour, but it should be useful to others who are travelling or as a resource for things happening local to you.  It may also provoke ideas for projects in your own area.

Click the links below to see:

I also plan to print a series of pamphlets seperated by areas of the UK to have and distribute as back up hard copies.

This article will explain it’s uses, including:

  • What type of resources are included?
  • Examples of information gathered
  • Future data gathering ideas

If you have any suggestions feel free to comment below or on the spreadsheet directly.

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What type of resources are included?:

Ordered by necessity to travelling on the cheap i.e. not necessarily by most enjoyable/meaningful ‘things to do’.

Eating:

  • Dumpster Diving & Foraging
  • Real Junk Food Projects
  • Sikh Temples

Sleeping:

  • Wild camping beauty spots
  • Food & board for good work
  • Couchsurfing
  • Mountain huts
  • Traveller sites

Washing:

  • Wild swimming
  • Public Showers

Maintenance

  • Bike repair shops

Organising:

  • Public charging stations
  • Free Wifi

Volunteering:

  • Freecycling
  • Pick your own gardens
  • Foodbanks
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Mountain/Cave Rescue Training

Studying:

  • Activist centres
  • Zine libraries
  • Book libraries
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Radio Ranges

Exploring:

  • Caves
  • Urban Exploration

Game Playing:

  • Ping-pong parlors
  • Chess in the park
  • Volleyball
  • Petanque
  • Basketball

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Examples of information gathered:

Examples from the 10s of 1000s of locations grid referenced & postcoded on the spreadsheet for easy finding.

Dumpster Diving & Foraging

  • Apple – 1072
  • Blackberry – 440
  • Plum – 244
  • Dumpster (edible) – 241
  • Cherry – 226
  • Elderberry – 169
  • Pear – 163
  • Blackthorn – 162
  • Cherry plum – 96
  • Hazel – 80
  • Community garden – 75
  • Walnut – 75
  • Raspberry – 72
  • Sweet chestnut – 65

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Real Junk Food Projects

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Food and Board for Good Work

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Couchsurfing

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Showers

  • Road Services
  • Campsites
  • Sports Centres
  • Train Stations
  • Council Toilets
  • Coach Stations

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Animal Sanctuaries

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Radio Ranges

  • Pirate
  • Leftist
  • UK Talk Shows
  • Call in Talk Shows

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Chess in the park

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Petanque

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Future Data Gathering Ideas

Event Locations

Eating:

  • Free food distribution and political advocacy
  • People’s Kitchen
  • Foraging Group Walks
  • Field greaning groups to politicize food waste
  • Farm Work Days
  • Allotment Club Work Days

Travel:

  • Cycle Club Rides
  • Free Bus Routes

Exploring:

  • Hiking Group Meets
  • Wild Swimming Group Swims

Activism:

  • Animal rights advocacy with slaughterhouse footage
  • Wildlife habitat restoration
  • Sabotaging the blood-sport of running down foxes with dogs
  • Baring witness to the animals soon to be killed outside slaughterhouses

Studying:

  • Philosophy discussion groups
  • Book Clubs
  • Writing Groups

Entertainment:

  • Festivals & Gatherings
  • Open mic nights
  • Music tours

Game playing:

  • Kabaddi group meets

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great britain areas

New Anarchist/Socialist Periodicals

All are free to read online and most are free to download to save/print or purchasable to deliver.

Sprout Distro used to do these great anarchist zine round ups each month. They’ve gotten more irregular now, but I made a full list of periodicals here, so just thought to post the most recent ones also for those interested.

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Table of Contents

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Labor

1. Dope #6Dope #6 – Quarterly

‘The Anarchist Big Issue’ distributed to street vendors for free to sell on in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester.

Contents:

  • London is Shit by Lisa McKenzie
  • Class Traitors by D. Hunter
  • Acid Communism by Nadia Idle
  • S LENCE by Penny Rimbaud
  • Property is Theft by Cat Sims
  • Invisible by Andrew Fraser
  • No Sweat by Jay Kerr
  • Smash IPP by Smash IPP
  • Classifieds & Protest Stencils

Read online

Buy for £3

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2. Organise #92Organize! #92 – Bi-annually

A focus on developing anarchist communist theory, practice, and analysis of the world at large. It also contains reviews of new books from anarchist writers and has a regular arts segment.

Contents:

  • Opinion
    • Productivity Is Not Your Friend
    • A Brief History Of Violence
  • News
    • International Bulletin
    • After A Period Of Dormancy, Japan Is Now Awake
    • Feminists Rise Up In Mexico
    • Stateless And Oppressed
    • Hongkongers Ain’t Nothing To Fuck With
    • Fascist Foot In The Door Of Squats
    • Update About Our Current Situation
  • Reviews
    • Review: Desert, A Warning
    • Books Beyond Bars
    • An Anarchist Manifesto
    • Putting The A Back Into Admin
  • Memorials
    • Rest In Power Tekoşer Piling / Lorenzo Orsetti
    • Rest In Power Ewan Brown

Download the PDF

Buy for £3.50

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Housing

Notes from below #6: Housing – Irregular Housing

Rent strikes, eviction blockades, anti-gentrification actions, squatting, demands for rent control and renationalization—housing struggles are kicking off in metropolises around the world.

  • Gimme A Home…
  • Spatial Deconcentration in DC
  • 5 Theses on Movement Building from the Berlin Housing Movement
  • Expropriate the Big Landlords: An interview from the frontlines of the German housing movement
  • Diary from Vulturilor 50 – Building a Radical Housing Justice Movement in Bucharest
  • Notes Towards a Practice of Territorial Inquiry
  • Housing and the ‘informal’ social factory: exploring Buenos Aires’ spatial composition
  • The Squatting Movement in Italy

Read online

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47Rupture – Autumn, 2019 – Irregular

Running a 2-for-1 on Thoughts and Prayers!

Centred around DIY culture – free parties, squats, social centres, art and activism. Updates on squats, various campaigns, calls for solidarity and announcements of various cultural events. For readers outside of Europe it gives a nice glimpse into a very different political and cultural scene.

Contents:

  • #nopasaran – update and reportage from Exarchia, Athens
  • MargateTek – August bank holiday party report
  • Justice for Steve – article on police attack on party in France
  • Sick of War? Use the Bomb! – more from the frontlines of Suffolk
  • Carnival, the Road to Excess – history of carnival
  • A Place of Our Own – news and callout for new DIY social centre
  • Sticks and Stones may Break your Bones – rant about political discourse
  • The Future of the GBC
  • Poetry and fiction from Jack Houston, George F
  • Events listings + music news
  • Artwork by Arki Grynberg, Sara Maria Klos, Paul Sargent, Morgan Davy, Paultergeist Photography

Download the PDF

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International

Slinghot #130 – Quarterly9

Independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next.

Contents:

  • Memorial to Michael Diehl
  • Nobody left behind – thoughts from a disable activist
  • Looking Deeper – Why is Lake Tahoe clarity declining?
  • Building Community Equity
  • Performing Utopia: life as art on the Z.A.D.
  • Border is not just a word
  • Tubes Tied & no regrets – another perspective on parenting or not parenting
  • How ’bout no! – a wrongful case of stalking
  • Plot plan and dream
  • Living and working in intentional communities
  • Donuts and Do-Nots – supporting your addict friends

Read online

Buy for $1

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Roar #9 – Quarterly

Issue #9 is titled “Dual Power” and looks at the theory and practice of building dual power as a strategy for revolutionary politics in 21st century North America. We have gathered an impressive line-up of contributors covering a wide range of topics, from the Haudenosaunee confederacy to municipalist syndicalism, and pan-African social ecology to dual power tenant unions.

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • What is Democracy?
  • The Confederation as the Commune of Communes
  • Municipalist Syndicalism as a 21st Century Rank-and-File Strategy
  • Electoral Road to Socialism?
  • Dual Power Tenant Unions
  • Dual Power in Practice
    • Native American Democracy
    • New England Town Meetings
    • Cooperation Jackson
    • Neighborhood Democracy in Chéran
    • Montreal’s Bottom-up Citizens’ Movement
    • NYC’s Lower East Side
  • Pan-African Social Ecology: an Interview with Modibo Kadalie
  • Social Ecology: the Climate Justice Struggle’s Missing Link

Read online

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Cultural Survival #43.4 – Quarterly43-4

Our work on the front lines of advocacy with international Indigenous communities is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and our programming works to inform Indigenous people of their rights, issues and threats affecting their communities.

Cultural Survival believes that vibrant and durable communities rest on the principles of self-determination, human rights, informed citizenry and access to information, the freedom of expression, and the right to organize and shape the future in a way consistent with one’s tradition, language, culture and community – and we believe Indigenous Peoples have the power and solutions to solve many of today’s problems when respected and empowered to do so.

Read online

Buy for $6.20

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The Local Kids #5 – Irregular17

A contribution to a correspondence between those who desire anarchy and subversion.

Contents:

  • Cut Straight To The Fear
  • Every Day In The Present!
  • Hostility Towards Politics
  • Letter Into The Void
  • Misleading Appearances
  • An Insurrection Against Destiny
  • Banished Experiences
  • The Impossible
  • Consensus
  • Hold Your Head Higher

Read PDF (A4) | Print PDF (A3)

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Philosophy

Radical Philosophy #2.06 – Quarterly

  • Articles
    • The inorganic body in the early Marx
    • Securitati perpetuae
    • The revival of Hegelian Marxism
    • On the origins of Marx’s general intellect
    • The racial regime of aesthetics
  • Interview
    • Critical theory and lived experience with Jordi Maiso
  • Reviews
    • Sacred Channels
    • Whither Fanon?
    • India’s Revolutionary Inheritance
    • Plural Maghreb
    • Grenze filmen
    • For a Left Populism
    • African Philosophy as Critical Universalism
    • Fully Automated Luxury Communism
    • Liquidation World
    • Letter from Kashmir

Download the PDF

Buy for £8

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History

KSL Bulletin #99 – Quarterly44

The Kate Sharpley Library exists to preserve and promote anarchist history. We preserve the output of the anarchist movement, mainly in the form of books, pamphlets, newspaper, leaflets and manuscripts but also badges, recordings, photographs etc. We also have the work of historians and other writers on the anarchist movement.

Contents:

Download the PDF

Buy for £1.70

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Prisoner Support

Fire Ant #5 – Irregular

Fire Ant is a quarterly publication focused on spreading the words of anarchist prisoners and generating material solidarity for our imprisoned friends. Begun as a collaboration between anarchist prisoners and anarchists in Maine, Fire Ant seeks to raise material aid for anarchist prisoners while fostering communication between anarchists on both sides of the walls.

Issue #5 includes a letter from Jennifer Rose; a letter, two poems, and updates from Michael Kimble; an open letter to Eric King by Sean Swain; a message and a poem by Eric King; two pieces by Noah Coffin; an essay by Thomas Meyer-Falk (on indefinite detention in Germany); and original art by Marius Mason and Noah Coffin.

Download the PDF

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Words of Fire #10 – Irregularwords of fire

We are excited to announce that we just published the 10th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!

We are incredibly grateful to all the authors for sharing their work with us. And big thanks go to our volunteer who worked so hard to pull together this edition!

Download the PDF

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Illegalist

Fantasma #3 – Irregular

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • From a pebble to a rockfall (Interview)
  • Greetings from the underground
  • My secret
  • The others and I
  • Experiences of banishment (Incognito)
  • Comrade arrested after 7 years on the run

Download the PDF in English or Deutsch

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Local

Anathema #5.7 (Philly) – Monthly7

A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical.

Contents:

  • Global Insurrection
  • Pink Wave
  • What Went Down
  • Ring And The New Policing
  • Lasers!!!
  • During The Quiet
  • Sean Bonney Poem (Confessions 2)
  • Interview: 10 Years After The UC Occupations
  • Response to “Property Destruction Is Not Enough”
  • Pinkerton
  • Bomb Scares
  • End The Abatement?

Download the PDF for reading or printing

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Montreal Counter-Info #9 – Quarterly

  • No government will save the planet for us – We have to save the planet from the government!
  • When the police attack
  • An anarchist response to climate change
  • Our masks protect us
  • History says it clearly: the insurrection for the climate must know how to defend itself
  • Recuperation and its multiple forms
  • The vultures are already circling overhead

Download the PDF for reading or printing.

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Salvo – Summer, 2019 (Cali) – Quarterly10

Salvo is a multimedia project that focuses on working class perspectives and issues in the greater Los Angeles area of California.

Read online

Buy for $1

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Rebel Worker #224 (Sydney) – Irregular41

  • Sell-off of QLD
  • NSW railway news
  • Sydney buses news
  • Victorian railway news
  • Britain today: Organising in the gig economy
  • French labour news
  • Bookreview corner
  • Debate on blockade tactics
  • Mexican syndicalist history
  • News & notes

Download the PDF

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Freedom #79.1 (London) – Irregular18

Having gone mostly online in 2014, Freedom continues to publish an irregular paper today. Those and many other issues stretching back to our founding in 1886.

Download the PDF

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No More Illusions (Michigan) – Irregular50

Articles on campaign approaches, reports on a variety of actions and brief updates about actions across the US.

Contents:

  • Build Resistance or Accept Apocalypse; Organize Community Self-Defense
  • All Out Against the Klan in Dayton
  • Reports from Across the Midwest

Download the PDF

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UK Cycle Touring in Solidarity; A How To – #1 Travel Prepping

The two main tasks ahead of me are 1) Saving up for equipment & 2) Listing addresses and coordinates for things to do that I’ll plug into my gps navigator & have printed in a booklet as backup.

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Table of Contents:

  • Event LocationsPermanent Locations – Listing & creating campaign/communalist event calanders, location maps & tables.
  • Goals & Hypotheses for creative writing – Creating a list of goals and creative writing ideas.
  • Baggage – My shopping list of worldly possessions.
  • Hard drive – Building up a large harddrive of campaign media and personal favourites to use and share.

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Event Locations

Main Necessary
Activity
Events How to find event location? How to find even date? Primary group/s
updating info
Eating Food Not Bombs food distribution and political advocacy Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys
Eating People’s Kitchen Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys
Eating Foraging Group Walks Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Activist Journeys
Eating Field greaning groups to politicize food waste Emailing group chapter Emailing group chapter Feedback
Eating Farm Work Days Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys
Eating Allotment Club Work Days Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys
Travel Cycle Club Rides Find local chapter on internal map and find list of rides. Find local chapter on internal map and find list of rides. Cycling UK
Travel Free Bus Routes Internal map Website timesheets Traws Cymru
Exploring Hiking Group Meets – 20-30s Find local chapter on internal map and find list of walks. Find local chapter on internal map and find list of walks. Ramblers
Exploring Wild Swimming Group Swims Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Activist Journeys
Activism Animal rights advocacy with slaughterhouse footage Internal map Local area calander Activist Journeys
Activism Wildlife habitat restoration External list External list RSPB
Activism Sabotaging the blood-sport of running down foxes with dogs Find local chapter on external map Meet with local group Hunt Sabs Association
Activism Discussion Baring witness to the animals soon to be killed outside slaughterhouses Find local chapter on internal map and wait for updates. Find local chapter on internal map and wait for updates. The Save Movement
Studying Philosophy discussion groups Internal map Internal calander Philosophy in Pubs
Studying Book Clubs Find local club on external map Find dates on local club website Reading Groups For Everyone
Studying Writing Groups Internal map Local area calander Activist Journeys
Entertainment Festivals & Gatherings Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys
Entertainment Open mic nights External list External list Open Mic Finder
Entertainment Music tours n/a n/a n/a
Game Playing Kabaddi Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys

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Permanent Locations

Main Necessary
Activity
Locations How to find location? Primary group/s updating info
Eating Dumpster Diving & Foraging External map Falling Fruit
Eating Real Junk Food Projects Internal map Me through Facebook Groups/Pages
Eating Sikh Temples
Sleeping Wild Camping External google map (Saveable) MoonFruit.com
Sleeping Food and Board for Good Work External search engine Wwwof, Helpx, Workaway, plus Diggers & Dreamers
Sleeping Couchsurfing External search engine Couchsurfing & WarmShowers
Sleeping Mountain huts Internal map The British Mountaineering Council
Sleeping Traveller sites Internal map Gov.uk
Washing Wild swimming External map WildSwimming.co.uk
Washing Showering External list & map Motorway Services Online
Organising Charging Stations External map Charge Point
Organising Wifi External map Wiman
Volunteering Freecycling External search engine Freegle
Volunteering Pick your own gardens Internal map Incredible Edible
Volunteering Foodbanks External map Trussell Trust – Find a Food Bank
Volunteering Animal Sanctuaries Internal map Animal Aid
Volunteering Mountain/Cave Rescue Training External list Mountain Rescue England and Wales
Studying Activist Centres Internal map Radical Routes, Diggers & Dreamers
Studying Zine libraries External list UK and Ireland Zine Librarians
Studying Book libraries Internal map Data.gov.uk
Studying Museums Internal map Historic UK
Studying Art galleries Internal map Art Fund
Studying Radio Ranges Internal map Activist Journeys
Exploring Caving External map Council of Northern Caving Clubs – Map
Exploring Urban Exploration External google map UrbanXplor
Game Playing Ping-pong parlors External google map Ping! England
Game Playing Chess in the park Internal map Activist Journeys
Game Playing Volleyball External google map (Saveable) Volleyball in London
Game Playing Petanque Internal map Activist Journeys
Game Playing Basketball External map Basketball England

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Goals

  1. Collect food and tat to distribute through Food not Bombs, Real Junk Food Projects, Foodbanks & Freegle.
  2. Gather data – Map skipping, foraging & hitchhiking locations. Update information on campaign/communalist event calanders, location maps & tables. Take notes of resources and swap pdf libraries to update personal favorites on my hardrive and both community resource directories.
  3. Discuss/advocate total liberation philosophy.
  4. Help restore wildlife habitat and save some foxes
  5. Distribute, swap & collect movement leaflets & zines.
  6. Listen to tons of audiobooks and podcasts through boneshaker headphones & read back over sections on an e-book at night.
  7. Go wild swimming, caving & hiking.
  8. See live music and swap mp3 libraries.
  9. Participate in outdoor sports & games e.g. chess in the park, ping-pong parlors, cards with strangers, kabaddi & volleyball.

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Hypotheses for creative writing

  1. It will be easier on the road to get enjoyment from study, so long as I don’t reach a point where I only want to speed read volumes.
  2. The expense of not being able to spend as much time organizing in one place and to a timeschedule will be made up for in the quantity of people I can gather grassroots knowledge from and establish intellectual connections with.
  3. It would be worth sharing free food with strangers that contain animal products, but it wouldn’t be worth hunting/fishing to extend the length of the trip.

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Baggage

Category Item Aquired?
Bike Essentials Touring Bike .
Bike Essentials Helmet .
Bike Essentials Locks 1/2
Bike Essentials Lights X
Repair Kit Mini Fold-up Hex Wrench Screwdriver X
Repair Kit Pump & Puncture Repair X
Repair Kit Wd40 X
Repair Kit Gorilla Tape .
Repair Kit Cable Ties .
Repair Kit Cassette Tool .
Repair Kit Crank Extractor .
Repair Kit Bottom Bracket Tool .
Repair Kit Adjustable Spanner .
Repair Kit 10/12mm Hex Key For Shimano Freehub Removal .
Repair Kit Strips Of Inner Tube Rubber .
Repair Kit Hose Clamp .
Repair Kit Electrical Terminal Block .
Repair Spares Inner-tube X
Repair Spares Chain Links .
Repair Spares Brake Shoes/pads .
Repair Spares 3x Spokes (rear Drive-side, Rear Non-drive-side, Front). .
Repair Spares Another Inner-tube .
Repair Spares Spare Chain .
Repair Spares Gear Cable Set (inner/outer/ferrules) .
Repair Spares Brake Cable Set .
Repair Spares Hub/headset/bottom Bracket Bearings .
Repair Spares Canister Of Grease. .
Bike Accessories Pannier Racks 1/2
Bike Accessories One Wheel Trailer .
Bike Accessories Gadget Holders 1/2
Bike Touring Bags Bikepacking Bags .
Bike Touring Bags Pannier Bags 1/2
Bike Touring Bags Trailer Bag .
Bike Touring Bags Roll-top Dry Bags .
Day Ride Essentials Water Bladder .
Day Ride Essentials Filter Bottle X
Day Ride Essentials Iodine X
Day Ride Essentials Phone X
Day Ride Essentials First Aid Kit X
Touring Essentials Maps X
Touring Essentials Sleeping Bag .
Touring Essentials Head Torch X
Touring Essentials Clothing X
Touring Essentials Waterproofs X
Touring Essentials Sunglasses X
Touring Essentials Down jacket X
Touring Essentials Shoes X
Touring Essentials Neck Tube X
Touring Essentials Toiletries X
Touring Essentials Wallet X
Wild Sleeping Hammock-tent With Spreader Bar. .
Wild Cooking Lighter X
Wild Cooking Stove X
Wild Cooking Gas .
Wild Cooking Stove Repair Kit .
Wild Cooking Pan X
Wild Cooking Spork X
Wild Cooking Knife X
Wild Cooking Tupperware X
Wild Cooking Condiments X
Techno-Toys Gps Bike Computer .
Techno-Toys 128gb Mp3 Player With Radio Capability .
Techno-Toys Bone Shaker Headphones Or Helmet/handlebar Speakers .
Techno-Toys E-book .
Techno-Toys Hard Drive .
Techno-Toys Dynamo Bike Charger .
Techno-Toys Spare Batteries X
Games Playing Cards X
Games Ping Pong Bats + Balls .
Games 3 In 1 Travel Chess Set. .
Reading Material Leaflets X
Reading Material Periodicals X
Reading Material Books X
Extras Zip Locks X
Extras Passport .
Extras Journal + Pens X
Extras Sunblock X
Extras Moisturizer X
Extras Lip Balm X
Extras Insect Repellent X
Extras Travel Towel X
Extras Earplugs X

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Hard drive

Personal Favorites
Articles Spreadsheets
Video X X
Podcasts
Radio
Music X X
Books X X
Zines
Periodicals
Articles
Leaflets
Screenplays &
Transcriptions

Leftist Community Resources
Articles Spreadsheets
Video X X
Podcasts X X
Radio X X
Music X
Books X X
Zines X X
Periodicals X X
Articles X X
Leaflets
Screenplays &
Transcriptions
X X

Vegan Community Resources
Articles Spreadsheets
Video X X
Podcasts X X
Radio
Music X X
Books X X
Zines
Periodicals X X
Articles X X
Leaflets X X
Screenplays &
Transcriptions
X X

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UK Cycle Touring in Solidarity; A How To – #0 Summary

Planning for adventure this summer, so I’ll do a series of posts documenting the journey from planning stage to finish line. Then when I’m done I’ll write up a toolkit of lessons learnt for how to survive comfortably on the cheap whilst volunteering with activist groups, doing advocacy in communities and having fun along the way.

It should be useful regardless of how you travel and hopefully provoke ideas for projects in your own area.

If you have any suggestions feel free to comment below.

(Events & Locations are ordered by necessity to the trip, not necessarily the main meaningful activity involved in participating.)

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Events

Eating:

  • Free food distribution and political advocacy
  • People’s Kitchen
  • Foraging Group Walks
  • Field greaning groups to politicize food waste
  • Farm Work Days
  • Allotment Club Work Days

Travel:

  • Cycle Club Rides
  • Free Bus Routes

Exploring:

  • Hiking Group Meets
  • Wild Swimming Group Swims

Activism:

  • Animal rights advocacy with slaughterhouse footage
  • Wildlife habitat restoration
  • Sabotaging the blood-sport of running down foxes with dogs
  • Baring witness to the animals soon to be killed outside slaughterhouses

Studying:

  • Philosophy discussion groups
  • Book Clubs
  • Writing Groups

Entertainment:

  • Festivals & Gatherings
  • Open mic nights
  • Music tours

Game playing:

  • Kabaddi group meets

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Locations

Eating:

  • Dumpster Diving & Foraging
  • Real Junk Food Projects
  • Sikh Temples

Sleeping:

  • Wild camping beauty spots
  • Food & board for good work
  • Couchsurfing
  • Mountain huts
  • Traveller sites

Washing:

  • Wild swimming
  • Public Showers

Organising:

  • Public charging stations
  • Free Wifi

Volunteering:

  • Freecycling
  • Pick your own gardens
  • Foodbanks
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Mountain/Cave Rescue Training

Studying:

  • Activist Centres
  • Zine libraries
  • Book libraries
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Radio Ranges

Exploring:

  • Caves
  • Urban Exploration

Game Playing:

  • Ping-pong parlors
  • Chess in the park
  • Volleyball
  • Petanque
  • Basketball

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Goals

  • Collect food and tat to distribute through Food not Bombs, Real Junk Food Projects, Foodbanks & Freegle.
  • Gather data – Map skipping, foraging & hitchhiking locations. Update information on campaign/communalist event calanders, location maps & tables. Take notes of resources and swap pdf libraries to update personal favorites on my hardrive and both community resource directories.
  • Discuss/advocate total liberation philosophy.
  • Help restore wildlife habitat and save some foxes
  • Distribute, swap & collect movement leaflets & zines.
  • Listen to tons of audiobooks and podcasts through boneshaker headphones & read back over sections on an e-book at night.
  • Go wild swimming, caving & hiking.
  • See live music and swap mp3 libraries.
  • Participate in outdoor sports & games e.g. chess in the park, ping-pong parlors, cards with strangers, kabaddi & volleyball.

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Hypotheses for creative writing

  • #1: It will be easier on the road to get enjoyment from study, so long as I don’t reach a point where I only want to speed read volumes.
  • #2: The expense of not being able to spend as much time organizing in one place and to a timeschedule will be made up for in the quantity of people I can gather grassroots knowledge from and establish connections with.
  • #3: It would be worth sharing free food with strangers that contain animal products, but it wouldn’t be worth hunting/fishing to extend the length of the trip.

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Baggage

  • Touring bike, helmet, repair kit/materials/tools, lock & lights.
  • Pannier racks, one wheel trailer & gadget holders.
  • Bikepacking, pannier, trailer & roll-top dry bags.
  • Water bladder, filter bottle, iodine & first aid kit.
  • Wallet, sleeping bag, head torch, clothing, neck tube & toiletries
  • Hammock-tent with spreader bar.
  • Lighter, stove, stove repair kit, pan, spork, knife, tupperware & condiments.
  • 128GB mp3 player with radio capability, phone, gps bike computer & hard drive
  • Dynamo bike charger.
  • Bone shaker headphones or helmet/handlebar speakers & e-book.
  • Zip locks, passport, journal + pens, sunglasses, spare batteries, sunblock, moisturizer, lip balm, insect repellent, travel towel & earplugs.
  • Playing cards, ping pong bats + balls & 3 in 1 travel chess set.
  • Hardcopy leaflets, periodicals & books.

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Hard drive

  • Video
  • Podcasts
  • Radio
  • Music
  • Books
  • Zines
  • Periodicals
  • Articles
  • Leaflets
  • Screenplays & Transcriptions

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Related toolkits

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New Anarchist/Socialist Periodicals

Free to read online/print or buy to deliver.

For a full list of periodicals – click here.

Plus past zine round ups – click here.

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Table of Contents

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Labor

1. Dope #6Dope #6 – Quarterly

‘The Anarchist Big Issue’ distributed to street vendors for free to sell on in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol and Manchester.

Contents:

  • London is Shit by Lisa McKenzie
  • Class Traitors by D. Hunter
  • Acid Communism by Nadia Idle
  • S LENCE by Penny Rimbaud
  • Property is Theft by Cat Sims
  • Invisible by Andrew Fraser
  • No Sweat by Jay Kerr
  • Smash IPP by Smash IPP
  • Classifieds & Protest Stencils

Read online

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2. Organise #92Organize! #92 – Bi-annually

A focus on developing anarchist communist theory, practice, and analysis of the world at large. It also contains reviews of new books from anarchist writers and has a regular arts segment.

Contents:

  • Opinion
    • Productivity Is Not Your Friend
    • A Brief History Of Violence
  • News
    • International Bulletin
    • After A Period Of Dormancy, Japan Is Now Awake
    • Feminists Rise Up In Mexico
    • Stateless And Oppressed
    • Hongkongers Ain’t Nothing To Fuck With
    • Fascist Foot In The Door Of Squats
    • Update About Our Current Situation
  • Reviews
    • Review: Desert, A Warning
    • Books Beyond Bars
    • An Anarchist Manifesto
    • Putting The A Back Into Admin
  • Memorials
    • Rest In Power Tekoşer Piling / Lorenzo Orsetti
    • Rest In Power Ewan Brown

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Housing

Notes from below #6: Housing – Irregular Housing

Rent strikes, eviction blockades, anti-gentrification actions, squatting, demands for rent control and renationalization—housing struggles are kicking off in metropolises around the world.

  • Gimme A Home…
  • Spatial Deconcentration in DC
  • 5 Theses on Movement Building from the Berlin Housing Movement
  • Expropriate the Big Landlords: An interview from the frontlines of the German housing movement
  • Diary from Vulturilor 50 – Building a Radical Housing Justice Movement in Bucharest
  • Notes Towards a Practice of Territorial Inquiry
  • Housing and the ‘informal’ social factory: exploring Buenos Aires’ spatial composition
  • The Squatting Movement in Italy

Read online

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47Rupture – Autumn, 2019 – Irregular

Running a 2-for-1 on Thoughts and Prayers!

Centred around DIY culture – free parties, squats, social centres, art and activism. Updates on squats, various campaigns, calls for solidarity and announcements of various cultural events. For readers outside of Europe it gives a nice glimpse into a very different political and cultural scene.

Contents:

  • #nopasaran – update and reportage from Exarchia, Athens
  • MargateTek – August bank holiday party report
  • Justice for Steve – article on police attack on party in France
  • Sick of War? Use the Bomb! – more from the frontlines of Suffolk
  • Carnival, the Road to Excess – history of carnival
  • A Place of Our Own – news and callout for new DIY social centre
  • Sticks and Stones may Break your Bones – rant about political discourse
  • The Future of the GBC
  • Poetry and fiction from Jack Houston, George F
  • Events listings + music news
  • Artwork by Arki Grynberg, Sara Maria Klos, Paul Sargent, Morgan Davy, Paultergeist Photography

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International

Slinghot #130 – Quarterly9

Independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next.

Contents:

  • Memorial to Michael Diehl
  • Nobody left behind – thoughts from a disable activist
  • Looking Deeper – Why is Lake Tahoe clarity declining?
  • Building Community Equity
  • Performing Utopia: life as art on the Z.A.D.
  • Border is not just a word
  • Tubes Tied & no regrets – another perspective on parenting or not parenting
  • How ’bout no! – a wrongful case of stalking
  • Plot plan and dream
  • Living and working in intentional communities
  • Donuts and Do-Nots – supporting your addict friends

Read online

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Roar #9 – Quarterly

Issue #9 is titled “Dual Power” and looks at the theory and practice of building dual power as a strategy for revolutionary politics in 21st century North America. We have gathered an impressive line-up of contributors covering a wide range of topics, from the Haudenosaunee confederacy to municipalist syndicalism, and pan-African social ecology to dual power tenant unions.

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • What is Democracy?
  • The Confederation as the Commune of Communes
  • Municipalist Syndicalism as a 21st Century Rank-and-File Strategy
  • Electoral Road to Socialism?
  • Dual Power Tenant Unions
  • Dual Power in Practice
    • Native American Democracy
    • New England Town Meetings
    • Cooperation Jackson
    • Neighborhood Democracy in Chéran
    • Montreal’s Bottom-up Citizens’ Movement
    • NYC’s Lower East Side
  • Pan-African Social Ecology: an Interview with Modibo Kadalie
  • Social Ecology: the Climate Justice Struggle’s Missing Link

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Cultural Survival #43.4 – Quarterly43-4

Our work on the front lines of advocacy with international Indigenous communities is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and our programming works to inform Indigenous people of their rights, issues and threats affecting their communities.

Cultural Survival believes that vibrant and durable communities rest on the principles of self-determination, human rights, informed citizenry and access to information, the freedom of expression, and the right to organize and shape the future in a way consistent with one’s tradition, language, culture and community – and we believe Indigenous Peoples have the power and solutions to solve many of today’s problems when respected and empowered to do so.

Read online

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The Local Kids #5 – Irregular17

A contribution to a correspondence between those who desire anarchy and subversion.

Contents:

  • Cut Straight To The Fear
  • Every Day In The Present!
  • Hostility Towards Politics
  • Letter Into The Void
  • Misleading Appearances
  • An Insurrection Against Destiny
  • Banished Experiences
  • The Impossible
  • Consensus
  • Hold Your Head Higher

Read PDF (A4) | Print PDF (A3)

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Philosophy

Radical Philosophy #2.06 – Quarterly

  • Articles
    • The inorganic body in the early Marx
    • Securitati perpetuae
    • The revival of Hegelian Marxism
    • On the origins of Marx’s general intellect
    • The racial regime of aesthetics
  • Interview
    • Critical theory and lived experience with Jordi Maiso
  • Reviews
    • Sacred Channels
    • Whither Fanon?
    • India’s Revolutionary Inheritance
    • Plural Maghreb
    • Grenze filmen
    • For a Left Populism
    • African Philosophy as Critical Universalism
    • Fully Automated Luxury Communism
    • Liquidation World
    • Letter from Kashmir

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History

KSL Bulletin #99 – Quarterly44

The Kate Sharpley Library exists to preserve and promote anarchist history. We preserve the output of the anarchist movement, mainly in the form of books, pamphlets, newspaper, leaflets and manuscripts but also badges, recordings, photographs etc. We also have the work of historians and other writers on the anarchist movement.

Contents:

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Prisoner Support

Fire Ant #5 – Irregular

Fire Ant is a quarterly publication focused on spreading the words of anarchist prisoners and generating material solidarity for our imprisoned friends. Begun as a collaboration between anarchist prisoners and anarchists in Maine, Fire Ant seeks to raise material aid for anarchist prisoners while fostering communication between anarchists on both sides of the walls.

Issue #5 includes a letter from Jennifer Rose; a letter, two poems, and updates from Michael Kimble; an open letter to Eric King by Sean Swain; a message and a poem by Eric King; two pieces by Noah Coffin; an essay by Thomas Meyer-Falk (on indefinite detention in Germany); and original art by Marius Mason and Noah Coffin.

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Words of Fire #10 – Irregularwords of fire

We are excited to announce that we just published the 10th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!

We are incredibly grateful to all the authors for sharing their work with us. And big thanks go to our volunteer who worked so hard to pull together this edition!

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Illegalist

Fantasma #3 – Irregular

Contents:

  • Editorial
  • From a pebble to a rockfall (Interview)
  • Greetings from the underground
  • My secret
  • The others and I
  • Experiences of banishment (Incognito)
  • Comrade arrested after 7 years on the run

Download the PDF in English or Deutsch

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Local

Anathema #5.7 (Philly) – Monthly7

A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical.

Contents:

  • Global Insurrection
  • Pink Wave
  • What Went Down
  • Ring And The New Policing
  • Lasers!!!
  • During The Quiet
  • Sean Bonney Poem (Confessions 2)
  • Interview: 10 Years After The UC Occupations
  • Response to “Property Destruction Is Not Enough”
  • Pinkerton
  • Bomb Scares
  • End The Abatement?

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Montreal Counter-Info #9 – Quarterly

  • No government will save the planet for us – We have to save the planet from the government!
  • When the police attack
  • An anarchist response to climate change
  • Our masks protect us
  • History says it clearly: the insurrection for the climate must know how to defend itself
  • Recuperation and its multiple forms
  • The vultures are already circling overhead

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Salvo – Summer, 2019 (Cali) – Quarterly10

Salvo is a multimedia project that focuses on working class perspectives and issues in the greater Los Angeles area of California.

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Rebel Worker #224 (Sydney) – Irregular41

  • Sell-off of QLD
  • NSW railway news
  • Sydney buses news
  • Victorian railway news
  • Britain today: Organising in the gig economy
  • French labour news
  • Bookreview corner
  • Debate on blockade tactics
  • Mexican syndicalist history
  • News & notes

Download the PDF

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Freedom #79.1 (London) – Irregular18

Having gone mostly online in 2014, Freedom continues to publish an irregular paper today. Those and many other issues stretching back to our founding in 1886.

Download the PDF

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No More Illusions (Michigan) – Irregular50

Articles on campaign approaches, reports on a variety of actions and brief updates about actions across the US.

Contents:

  • Build Resistance or Accept Apocalypse; Organize Community Self-Defense
  • All Out Against the Klan in Dayton
  • Reports from Across the Midwest

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Summary of UK campaign/communalist groups, events & locations + how to keep them updated.

Looking for food not bombs groups in the UK I found the information on the umbrella organisations website outdated, so I checked all the individual chapters pages and created an updated article.

So in cases where there’s no volunteer web developer on hand I’ll to try to be a point of contact for keeping information updated.

As well as creating tables, maps and colanders where none existed before hand in easily viewable share links, then sending them to the campaign web developer to host on their site.

Many sites do already have maps for things happening near you, as well as an easy process for how to update them, so check them out below and help out with information also where you can.

As well you can comment below any important ones I’ve missed or suggestions on formatting.

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Campaign Groups

Campaign Group Easy for volunteers to
send in updated info?
Where to send
in updates?
Human Rights
Poor People’s Campaign Food banks – The Trussel Trust
Labor movement Unite the Union
Labor movement Industrial Workers of the World
Labor movement Solidarity Federation
Housing movement London Renters Union
Housing movement Squatting Newswire
Housing movement Squatting Resource Centre
Refugee / Immigrant rights Calais Migrant Solidarity
Refugee / Immigrant rights No Borders Leeds
Anti-imperialism Campaign Against Arms Trade
Anti-imperialism Kurdish Solidarity Network
Anti-imperialism Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions
Feminism / Civil rights UK Feminista – Umbrella organisation
Feminism / Civil rights EVAW – End Violence Against Women Coalition
Feminism / Civil rights Feminist Library
Feminism / Civil rights Women’s Studies Without Walls – University lobby
Feminism / Civil rights
Feminism / Civil rights Reclaim the Night – Demonstration against rape & violence
Feminism / Civil rights Object – Sexist objectification advocacy
Feminism / Civil rights London Feminist Network
Feminism / Civil rights
Feminism / Civil rights Million Women Rise – Yearly demonstration
Feminism / Civil rights Abortion Rights – Advocacy
Feminism / Civil rights NAWO – National Alliance of Women’s Organisations
Feminism / Civil rights Rape Crisis – Advocacy
Feminism / Civil rights Women’s Aid – Domestic abuse shelters
Feminism / Civil rights The Feminist Archive – Library
Feminism / Civil rights Fawcett Society – Lobbying
Feminism / Civil rights Women Against the Cuts – Advocacy
Feminism / Civil rights Rights of Women – Legal advice
Feminism / Civil rights Sex Workers Opera – Advocacy
Feminism / Civil rights Pen Fight Distro – Zine shop
Disability Rights Stop Disability Hate Crime
Disability Rights Campaign for Free NHS Disabled Parking
Disability Rights Disability Confident
Disability Rights Proud strong and visible
Disability Rights Prescription charges coalition
Disability Rights Wheelchair priority space campaign
Disability Rights Hardest hit campaign
Disability Rights The energy revolution
Local autonomy / Traveller rights Sinn Fein
Local autonomy / Traveller rights Scottish National Party
Local autonomy / Traveller rights Plaid Cymru
Local autonomy / Traveller rights The Traveller Movement
Local autonomy / Traveller rights Roma Nation Movement
Local autonomy / Traveller rights Seed Sovereignty
Local autonomy / Traveller rights Open Pollinated Seeds Initiative
Animal Rights
Animal Rights Sheffield Animal Action – Street Advocacy
Animal Rights Earthlings Experience – Street Advocacy
Animal Rights Animal Save Movement – Baring Witness
Animal Rights Hunt Saboteurs – Direct Action
Animal Rights Go Vegan World – Billboards
Animal Rights Farm Animal Sanctuaries
Animal Rights Palestinian Animal League
Environmental Preservation / Rewilding
Climate movement Coal Action Network – UK
Climate movement Frack Off | Extreme Energy Action Network – UK
Climate movement Plane Stupid – UK
Climate movement Roads to Nowhere | Campaign For Better Transport – UK
Climate movement Cycling UK Campaign Groups
Land Rights Land Justice Network – UK
Land Rights The Land is Ours – UK
Wildlife habitat restoration List of Projects
Wildlife habitat restoration Trees for Life
Wildlife habitat restoration Millennium Seed Bank
Wildlife habitat restoration Rare Seeds
Wildlife habitat restoration Smart Seed Store
Low Impact Lifestyles – Zero Waste Zero Waste Shops Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Zero Waste Fruit & Veg Scheme Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Zero Waste Campaign for more allotments Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Zero Waste Tool Library Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Zero Waste Paint Recycling Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Zero Waste Repair Cafe/Workshop Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Food not Bombs – UK Chapters Yes
activistjourneys@gmail.com
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Food Sharehouse Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Freecycling Yes
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Incredible Edible Network – Guerrila Gardening Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Abundance Network – Foraging ?
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Feedback – Gleaning Yes
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Falling Fruit – Dumpster diving Yes Add a location
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Community Fridge Yes Contact form
Low Impact Lifestyles – Freeganism Nappy Library Yes Contact form

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Events

Order Events How to find event location? How to find even date? Primary group/s
updating info
Easy for volunteers to
send in updated info?
Where to send
in updates?
1 Cycling Clubs Find local chapter on internal map and find list of rides. Find local chapter on internal map and find list of rides. Cycling UK
2 Hiking Groups – 20-30s Find local chapter on internal map and find list of walks. Find local chapter on internal map and find list of walks. Ramblers
3 Foraging Groups Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Activist Journeys Yes activistjourneys@gmail.com
4 Wild Swimming Groups Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Find local group on internal map and talk to members. Activist Journeys Yes activistjourneys@gmail.com
5 Festivals & Gatherings Internal map Internal calander ?
6 Free food distribution and political advocacy Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys Yes activistjourneys@gmail.com
7 People’s Kitchen Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys Yes activistjourneys@gmail.com
8 Animal rights advocacy with slaughterhouse footage Internal map Local area calander Activist Journeys Yes activistjourneys@gmail.com
9 Baring witness to the animals soon to be killed outside slaughterhouses Find local chapter on internal map and wait for updates. Find local chapter on internal map and wait for updates. The Save Movement
10 Field greaning groups to politicize food waste Emailing group chapter Email updates Feedback Yes Contact list
11 Wildlife habitat restoration Internal map Internal calander RSPB
12 Sabotaging the blood-sport of running down foxes with dogs Find local chapter on external map Meet with local group Hunt Sabs Association Yes Contact form
13 Philosophy discussion groups Internal map Internal calander Philosophy in Pubs
14 Book Clubs Internal map Local area calander Reading Groups For Everyone
15 Writing Groups Internal map Local area calander Activist Journeys Yes activistjourneys@gmail.com
16 Open mic nights Internal map Local area calander Open Mic Finder Yes
17 Music tours Internal map Internal calander ?
18 Kabaddi Internal map Internal calander Activist Journeys Yes activistjourneys@gmail.com
19 Free Bus Routes Internal map Website timesheets Traws Cymru n/a n/a

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Locations

Order Locations How to find location? Primary group/s updating info Easy for volunteers to
send in updated info?
Where to send
in updates?
How to send
in updates?
1 Dumpster Diving & Foraging External map Falling Fruit Yes
2 Real Junk Food Projects Internal map Me through Facebook Groups/Pages Yes
3 Foodbanks External map Trussell Trust – Find a Food Bank ?
4 Freecycling Search trashnothing, then join local group Freegle Yes
5 Pick your own gardens Internal map Incredible Edible Yes
6 Wild Camping External google map (Accessible) MoonFruit.com Yes Contact NAME, CITY (and GPS POSITION)

The correct character:

MH = Motorhome
P = Parking – some may allow overnight
LB = Layby
CP = Car Park
RCP = Rural car Park
W C = Toilets useful to empty your cassette
(without chemicals please)
Wheelchair icon = disable parking free

Also whether any places are anti motorhomes and they will get a special icon!

7 Food and Board for Good Work External search engine Wwwof, Helpx, Workaway, plus Diggers & Dreamers Yes
8 Couchsurfing External search engine Couchsurfing & WarmShowers Yes
9 Mountain huts Internal map The British Mountaineering Council ?
10 Traveller sites Internal map Gov.uk ?
11 Animal Sanctuaries Internal map Animal Aid ?
12 Mountain/Cave Rescue Training External list Mountain Rescue England and Wales ?
13 Activist Centres Internal map Radical Routes, Diggers & Dreamers ?
14 Zine libraries External list UK and Ireland Zine Librarians ?
15 Book libraries Internal map Data.gov.uk ?
16 Museums Internal map Historic UK Yes Contact
17 Art galleries Internal map Art Fund ?
18 Radio Ranges Internal map Activist Journeys Yes
activistjourneys@gmail.com
19 Wild swimming External map WildSwimming.co.uk Yes
20 Caving External map Council of Northern Caving Clubs – Map ?
21 Urban Exploration External google map UrbanXplor ?
22 Ping-pong parlors External google map Ping! England ?
23 Chess in the park External list Activist Journeys Yes
activistjourneys@gmail.com
24 Volleyball External list Volleyball in London ?
25 Petanque Internal map Activist Journeys Yes
activistjourneys@gmail.com
26 Basketball Internal map Basketball England ?

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